Rupert Smith

Retired General, British Army

General Sir Rupert Smith retired from the British Army in 2002. His last appointment was Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe 1998-2001, covering NATO's Balkan operations, including the Kosovo bombing, and the development of the European Defence and Security Identity.Prior to that he was the General Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland, 1996-1998; Commander UNPROFOR in Sarajevo, 1995; the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Operations, 1992-1994; and General Officer Commanding 1 (UK) Armoured Division, 1990-1992, including the Gulf War.

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JAN 24, 2007 Podcast

General Sir Rupert Smith Interviewed by Jeffrey McCausland

"War no longer exists," says General Smith. "Confrontation, conflicts, and combat certainly do." He discusses the difference between these terms--too often used interchangeably--and the challenges ...

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JAN 24, 2007 Podcast

The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World

The new paradigm is war amongst the people, where the strategic objective is to win hearts and minds, and the battle is for the people's ...