MOD buys entire print run of controversial book about Afghanistan war

The Ministry of Defence has taken the unusual step of buying up the entire print run of a highly embarrassing book about the war in Afghanistan. At a cost of around £150,000, the MOD has bought every copy of Toby Harnden’s Dead Men Risen, which is believed to contain a number of substantiated criticisms of British policy, strategy and resources during the ongoing Afghanistan mission.

However, a new edition of the book is expected to hit bookshelves in the next few weeks, with some very minor changes which have been made to satisfy some of the MOD’s concerns. The MOD is still said to be unhappy about the book’s publication, but is thought unlikely to snap up the second edition as well. They probably can’t afford all the bookshelves…


About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.


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