Sir David Richards

Type: Person
Name: Sir David Richards
Title: General
Organization: British Army
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for Sir David Richards
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar military mum on politics but still involved

YANGON -- Myanmar's military, which had long provoked international criticism for cracking down on democracy activists, more recently has been attracting high-profile visits from other countries' defense officials. The trend suggests that, three years ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

From Syria To Iraq, Can Allies Of Circumstance Take Down Jihadists?

ISTANBUL — The Syrian regime today presents itself to the international community as a partner in "fighting terrorism," and Bashar al-Assad is happy to leave his enemies on the northern front (where the Nusra, Islamic Front, Free Syrian Army, and YPG ... [Published Worldcrunch - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Three elections, three reactions: Ukraine, Egypt and Syria

By Farhang Jahanpour (first published by TFF Associates & Themes Blog )On Friday 27 June, Ukraine's new president Petro Poroshenko signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union. It was the same deal that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Elections, Ukraine, Egypt
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Leading Worldwide Removals Specialists Arimshaws Removals & Storage Announces New Affordable Removals to France

Moving and relocating to France from the UK can now be smartly handled by true professionals in the field,  Amherst Removals & Storage.  The company recently announced special affordable removals to France backed by the expertize that has built the company's ... [Published RCL Advisors - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

'Snowden should get US legal defence'

_ Hillary Clinton has said Edward Snowden should be entitled to both a legal and public defence of his decision to leak top-secret documents if he returns to the United States."If he wishes to return knowing he would be held accountable and also able ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 04 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]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Britain's armed forces will be like a banana republic's if MoD keeps cutting costs, says ex-CDS Lord Richards

Lord Richards of Herstmonceux attacked the "bean counters" who stripped his successors of being allowed to live in Kensington Palace. Britain’s armed forces will be little better than that of a banana republic unless the Ministry of Defence stops cutting ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Andy McSmith's Diary: And Michael Fabricant thought he’d be safe in the Commons...

After that highly publicised affair last week when the Tory MP Michael Fabricant tweeted that he might like to punch my colleague Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in the throat, she was in the Commons on Wednesday evening when who should she encounter but the man ... [Published The Independent - Jun 26 2014]
First reported May 27 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

'Costly failures': Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost UK taxpayers £30bn

The cost of Britain’s interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan has reached almost £30bn – or £1,000 for every taxpayer in the country, a respected defence think-tank claims. As British forces prepare to pull out of Afghanistan, the Royal United Services ... [Published The Independent - May 27 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Ministry of Defence Try to Ban Soldier's Book on Afghanistan Blunders

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 ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Feb 27 2014 - Updated Feb 28 2014 - 1 reports

250 soldiers may be quizzed in new Bloody Sunday investigation

David Cameron orders investigation into "comfort letters" sent to IRA fugitives, as up to 250 Bloody Sunday soldiers face new police interviews Up to 250 soldiers face being re-interviewed and stripped of anonymity for a new criminal investigation into ... [Published Telegraph - Feb 27 2014]

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Myanmar military mum on politics but still invo... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 28 2014]
From Syria To Iraq, Can Allies Of Circumstance ... [Published Worldcrunch - Jul 24 2014]
Three elections, three reactions: Ukraine, Egyp... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 21 2014]
Leading Worldwide Removals Specialists Arimshaw... [Published RCL Advisors - Jul 16 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]
'Costly failures': Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... [Published The Independent - May 27 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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