As allied forces continue their assault on the Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, former British soldier Patrick Hennessey reports on the battle to control the airwaves.
Patrick Hennessey served as a Captain and Platoon Commander in the Grenadier Guards in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is now training to be a barrister. He is the author of The Junior Officers' Reading Club, a bestseller in the UK which will be published in the US next year by Riverhead.
With Tony Blair set to testify before the U.K. inquiry into American wartime arrogance, British soldier Patrick Hennessey returns to Afghanistan to find greater cooperation among allies—and more care for Afghan concerns.
Two years ago, British soldier Patrick Hennessey was in the trenches in Afghanistan, waging an uphill battle. He returned this Christmas, to find signs of progress amid all the bombs and bad news.
Of course we need more troops in Afghanistan. Patrick Hennessey, a British veteran of the war, on the frustrations soldiers feel while politicians debate and delay.