About the Author
AARON EDWARDS is a senior lecturer in defence and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, specialising in terrorism and counter-insurgency. He is the author and editor of several books, including Defending the Realm: The Politics of Britain’s Small Wars Since 1945 and has lectured all over the world on aspects of national and international security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Born and raised in Belfast, he now lives with his wife in Alton, Hampshire.