Letter: Rich man's war

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Letter: Rich man's war

Sir: Sometimes I can hardly believe what I am hearing: the most sophisticated technology in the world but somehow it can't work if there are a few clouds or ground mist - sounds like leaves on the track or the wrong kind of snow!

Now we are told that Kosovo is inaccessible to troops because there are no proper roads - presumably modern tanks only work on motorways.

Our forefathers would be ashamed of us; Omdurman was a remote inaccessible place, as were Sebastopol and Missolonghi, but they got there and were not afraid to put their lives on the line for a cause (which is actually what armies are for).