Swarming Tactics

Retired British General Sir Michael Rose believes that the Iraq War has, among other things, "destroyed the trust between civilian society and its armed forces." Specific to the Royal Navy, Rose said "the Navy is no longer fit for modern warfare" and "the captured sailors and marines displayed a woeful lack of military fibre." An article by Sarah Sands of the Daily Mail comments again on the incongruity of boarding operations being conducted in such a way and in a vicinity that prevented HMS Cornwall from intervening when Iranian forces used swarming tactics to capture the British boats and their crews.

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