Swords and Ploughshares (Signed copy)
Signed by Paddy Ashdown.
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 338pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Paddy Ashdown.
The men and women of the British armed forces are currently engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans in 'peacekeeping operations'. How do we avoid these missions turning into long-term entanglements, like the current disaster that is Iraq? How do we bring our soldiers home? And what do we do about 'failed states' that are havens for gangsters and terrorists? Paddy Ashdown fears we will soon see major wars between nation states. Many will begin as minor conflicts that will expand into full-scale wars unless the international community intervenes. The way to stop the big wars is to deal promptly with the small ones.
This copy is in very good condition.