Postage and Packing Free - The first Military Intelligence book on Greece and Turkey with extensive interviews with Greek generals and diplomats. Leadership analyses of Prime Ministers Andreas Papandreou and Costas Simitis.
publication date: November 2010
230 x 150mm
During the 1987 Greek-Turkish crisis, Greek military intelligence provided essential information on Turkey’s limited military preparations, so helping to prevent an escalation to confrontation. In the 1996 crisis, Greek military intelligence failed to provide tactical information and details of the Turkish intent to deploy troops on one Greek islet. This failure allowed the Turks to turn the tables on the Greeks.
Greek Military Intelligence and the Crescent successfully draws togetherthe crucial assessments made throughout each episode that defined thecrisis-management styles of Prime Ministers Andreas Papandreou and Costas Simitis. Dimitrakis’s expert knowledge of the geographical and politico-military landscape reveals the complexity of the relationship between Greece and Turkey; two antagonistic NATO allies.
Sir Lawrence Freedman KCMG, CBE, FBA, FKC
Official historian of the Falklands war and a member of the 2009 United Kingdom Iraq War inquiry.