Sir David Richards

Type: Person
Name: Sir David Richards
Title: General
Organization: British Army
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for Sir David Richards
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Ross MP defends decision to back Iraq bombing

John Thurso MP believes the bombing is morally right and lawful.JOHN Thurso has defended his decision to back bombing raids in Iraq, saying it was "absolutely right" that Britain go back in and "clear up the mess" that it made in 2003.The MP for MP for ... [Published North Star - 1 hour ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

UK PM mulling Syria air strikes

David Cameron has given his broadest hint yet that he wants to extend the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) to Syria and that only a lack of political consent at Westminster is holding the government back.The prime minister said on Sunday he was sympathetic ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - 18 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Leave ISIS war to military, PM told

The Prime Minister’s former chief military adviser said yesterday that David Cameron must not become too wrapped up in the action against Islamic State in Iraq. General David Richards, head of the armed forces until last year, said he should “give his ... [Published PoliticsHome - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 2 reports

David Cameron Hints UK Air Strikes Against Isis Could Extend to Syria

UK prime minister indicates Britain's military campaign could extend into Syria if Westminster agreesPrime Minster David Cameron said boots on the ground are needed to support US-led air strikes against Isis but insisted they must be those of Iraqi t ... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Islamic State targeted air strikes could be extended to Syria, PM hints

David Cameron has given his broadest hint yet that he wants to extend the fight against Islamic State (Isis) to Syria and only a lack of political consent at Westminster is holding the government back.The prime minister said on Sunday he was sympathetic ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Sunday October 12

Authors, celebrities and comedians join the line-up for this year's book festivalVIEW GALLERYThe full programme for the 25th annual Guildford Book Festival has been announced.The festival will take place from October 12 to 19 in venues across the town, ... [Published Get Surrey - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Cameron REJECTED a plan to squeeze ISIS 'out of existence' two years ago, former head of the British military reveals

David Cameron could have squeezed ISIS 'out of existence' two years ago if he had accepted a top secret plan presented to him by the army, the former head of the British military revealed today.General Sir David Richards said he gave the Prime Minister ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

President Obama: 'We don't have a strategy to tackle Isis in Syria'

The US does not yet have a strategy to tackle the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria, Barack Obama has admitted after criticism that American and British failures in the country allowed group to rise. In a press briefing at the White House on Thursday, the ... [Published The Independent - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

ISIS is the creation of UK and US's failed Syria policy: Former military chief

London, Aug 28 (ANI): Former head of the armed forces, General Sir David Richards, has held the United States' and the United Kingdom's Syria policy responsible for the swift rise of militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). ... [Published Ani News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Syria crisis: British and US failure there led to creation of Isis, says former military chief General Sir...

The former armed forces head General Sir David Richards has said Britain and the US encouraged the rebels in Syria to keep fighting Bashar al-Assad’s regime while denying them the means to achieve victory, in a failure of policy which created the conditions ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 3 reports

UK military's secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

_ The British military drew up a secret plan two years ago to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel force aimed at toppling president Bashar Assad.The plan was the brainchild of General Sir David Richards, then chief of staff. The military regularly draws ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Training a rebel Syrian army is the wrong way to end the bloodshed

The revelation that General David Richards, the former head of Britain's Armed Forces, drew up plans to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army shows just how desperate the British government was to become embroiled in Syria's brutal civil war. During ... [Published News » Defence - Jul 04 2014]

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Ross MP defends decision to back Iraq bombing [Published North Star - 1 hour ago]
Leave ISIS war to military, PM told [Published PoliticsHome - 6 hours ago]
UK PM mulling Syria air strikes [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - 18 hours ago]
David Cameron Hints UK Air Strikes Against Isis... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 28 2014]
Islamic State targeted air strikes could be ext... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 28 2014]
Islamic State targeted air strikes could be ext... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 28 2014]
Sunday October 12 [Published Get Surrey - Sep 22 2014]
ISIS: Cover for U.S. War of Terror [Published Axis of Logic - Sep 06 2014]
Cameron REJECTED a plan to squeeze ISIS 'out of... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 05 2014]
President Obama: 'We don't have a strategy to t... [Published The Independent - Aug 29 2014]
ISIS is the creation of UK and US's failed Syri... [Published Ani News - Aug 28 2014]
ISIS is the creation of UK and US's failed Syri... [Published Yahoo! India - Aug 28 2014]
Syria crisis: British and US failure there led ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 27 2014]
Syria crisis: British and US failure there led ... [Published The Independent - Aug 27 2014]
Perry Will Tap Campaign Account To Pay Attorneys [Published KEYE TV - Aug 21 2014]
Three elections, three reactions: Ukraine, Egyp... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 21 2014]
'Snowden should get US legal defence' [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 04 2014]
UK military's secret plan to train Syrian rebel... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 04 2014]
Training a rebel Syrian army is the wrong way t... [Published News » Defence - Jul 04 2014]
PM considered plan to train and arm 100,000 Syr... [Published The First Post: Latest - Jul 04 2014]
UK had plan to train, equip 100,000 Syrian rebe... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jul 03 2014]
Britain's armed forces will be like a banana re... [Published Telegraph - Jun 26 2014]
Andy McSmith's Diary: And Michael Fabricant tho... [Published The Independent - Jun 26 2014]
Ministry of Defence Try to Ban Soldier's Book o... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 10 2014]
Anger at 'grotesque Bloody Sunday billboard appeal [Published Telegraph - Feb 28 2014]
250 soldiers may be quizzed in new Bloody Sunda... [Published Telegraph - Feb 27 2014]
Top UK general says ‘country could intervene mi... [Published Topnews.in - Nov 12 2012]
British Armed Forces chief warns of ‘enduring i... [Published Topnews.in - Dec 27 2011]
US “winning” 10-yr-old “tough conflict” in Afgh... [Published Topnews.in - Dec 14 2011]
Biography for Sir David Richards [Published Silobreaker - Aug 09 2008]
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Training a rebel Syrian army is the wrong way t... [Published News » Defence - Jul 04 2014]
The revelation that General David Richards, the former head of Britain's Armed Forces, drew up plans to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army shows just how desperate the British government was to become embroiled in Syria's brutal civil war. During ...
UK had plan to train, equip 100,000 Syrian rebe... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jul 03 2014]
Britain had planned to train and equip a 100,000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reported yesterday.The BBC said the secret "extract, equip, train" proposal, put forward ...
Ministry of Defence Try to Ban Soldier's Book o... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 10 2014]
The Ministry of Defence has been accused of paranoia for trying to ban a book that exposes intelligence blunders in the war in Afghanistan. Captain Dr Mike Martin from the Territorial Army spent six years researching the history of the conflict, and ...
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