Rupert Smith

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"military advisor, lobbyist"
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Official narrative

In 2005 the BBC termed Rupert Smith "one of Britain's most distinguished generals".[1] According to the DS&S website, where Smith is a 'military advisor':

Sir Rupert assumed his role in June 2003 following a distinguished Army career culminating as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and including senior operational command of forces in the Balkans, Northern Ireland and the Gulf. He provides strategic and military advice to the DS&S team and our clients.[2]


Mark Urban reports:

He rose through the Paras to command a brigade and later, the 1st Armoured Division during the 1991 Gulf War. He led the United Nations Protection Force (Unprofor) during the violent climax of the Bosnian war and during 1996-99 was General Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland. After that, he was appointed as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander at Nato.[3]


Defence Strategy & Solutions LLP


The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World (Hardcover) by Rupert Smith (Author) Publisher: Knopf (January 16, 2007) ISBN-10: 0307265625 ISBN-13: 978-0307265623


  2. Rupert Smith, Accessed 28 October 2007.
  3. Gen Sir Rupert Smith BBC Online, Last Updated: Monday, 26 September 2005, 22:37 GMT 23:37 UK