The story surrounding the 15 British military personnel held captive by Iran and recently released just keeps getting more messed up: U.K. bans soldiers from media interview sales
I had been initially sympathetic to the captives because I suspected that their rules of engagement had prevented them from defending themselves and that the chain of command had likely failed them by not reacting quickly enough to avoid disaster.
But as the days went on and the stupid videos kept being released, I began to wonder what was really going on.
Now, in the aftermath of the prisoners’ release, it seems more and more clear that the whole situation is FUBAR and that the British military has suffered a terrible, terrible black eye.
Dunkirk it was not.
I have little doubt that the overwhelming majority of the British military is as good as ever, but is this cause for any concern?