Does leading counter-insurgency operations against the Taliban have any application to a purely civilian realm? Yes, and more than you can probably imagine. I explore this question in this episode and there is so much wrapped into the answers, that it makes for an enthralling discussion about leadership, war, discipline, decision-making in the midst of uncertainty and so much more. I think you’ll love it!
My guest is Nick Copperwaite. Nick currently works in the finance sector here in London. However, prior to this he spent 17 years in the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, rising to the rank of Major. He led operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
I know many of you have a wide range of views on war, foreign policy and military intervention. However, regardless of your perspective, I am certain that you will get a lot out of this conversation.
Nick is a great guy, with a huge amount of knowledge and insights and a very interesting journey from the battle fields of Afghanistan to the his current role working in the office complexes of Canary Wharf. I have a great amount of admiration and respect for him.
In this episode, we discuss:
This is an amazing conversation and I am sure you will enjoy and get a lot out of it!
The book “The Utility of Force” by Rupert Smith: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/211972.The_Utility_of_Force?ac=1&from_search=true
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