Colonel Richard Kemp
Agent: Mark Lucas
Colonel Richard Kemp is a former CO of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, and commander of British Forces in Afghanistan. He was a member of COBRA, the national crisis-management committee, and worked on international terrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan for the UK Government's Joint Intelligence Committee, for which he was awarded the CBE. Although an infantryman, he invaded Iraq in a Challenger tank in 1991 alongside the US 3rd Army, and has spent much time in that country since the 2003 invasion. He has served extensively in command of troops in most other campaigns the British have fought in recent years, including Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Macedonia.
Attack State Red (Penguin) tells the story of Kemp's landmark tour of duty in Afghanistan.