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Wednesday, 2 May, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 2 May 07, 07:01 PM

Plaid Cymru leader Ieaun Wyn JonesThe last day of campaigning across the country as we prepare for voting in English local, Scottish parliamentary and Welsh National Assembly elections. Paul Mason is out and about and we speak to the leader of Plaid Cymru.

Plus: Blair rules out bomb plot inquiry; Israel's PM told to resign; and the French cultural attache who's more enamoured of Britain.

Jeremy presents Wednesday's programme - your thoughts below please.

Washington's War by Gen Sir Michael Rose

  • Newsnight
  • 2 May 07, 04:58 PM

Washington's WarThere has been much criticism of the US-led coalition's post war strategy in Iraq. As the insurgency has grown and sectarian violence taken hold, US forces have increasingly had to adapt their tactics - most recently boosting troop numbers in the so-called "surge" strategy.

General Sir Michael Rose's book - the latest Newsnight Book Club entry - argues the insurgents' tactics have been seen before - ironically when George Washington's forces succeeded in defeating the British Army to win independence for the US in 1776. Having served with the SAS and commanded the UN Protection Force in Bosnia, his analysis raises profound questions about tactics and leadership in the campaign in Iraq.

Read an extract here and leave your reviews and comments below.

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