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23 February 2010

Colonel Richard Kemp Reveals UK and Israeli Close Strategic Cooperation

Colonel Richard Kemp, former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, reported that prior to his deployment in Afghanistan he had a four hour briefing by a top Israeli general which had been instrumental in formulating British tactics and strategy on how to deal with Taliban suicide bombers.

According to online analysis, such an intimate strategic relationship (between the UK and Israel) on such a sensitive matter has never before been revealed. If it has, it has certainly not received widespread coverage in the UK press.

Colonel Kemp said the advice he received from the Israeli armed forces on how to tackle Afghan suicide bombers had been invaluable, and formed the basis of official UK army guidelines used by soldiers on the ground there.

More at the BBC

Hat tip Calev Ben Yefuneh

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