The Not Guilty Man

Britain’s top general says you can’t face down Putin on the cheap

Paul Mason
11 min readJul 2, 2023

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Gen. Sir Patrick Sanders at RUSI Land Warfare Conference, June 2023

[This article appeared on my Substack newsletter — Conflict & Democracy — yesterday for subscribers. Amid the Twitter rationing/outage I’m releasing it also here 24 hours later.]

The omens are not good for Britain’s forthcoming Defence Command Paper. General Sir Patrick Sanders, chief of the…

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Paul Mason

Journalist, writer and film-maker. Author of How To Stop Fascism.