Gloucestershire Echo By Phil Norris
9 October, 2014

‘Ex-SAS man Andy McNab, who wrote Bravo Two Zero, tells Cheltenham Literature Festival how Islamic State could be defeated in months by troops on the ground’

The United States and British military could destroy Islamic State within months if they put “boots on the ground”, former SAS commander Andy McNab told Cheltenham Literature Festival on Thursday night.

And the soldier-turned-author said Iran could see IS off in days, if they turned their huge army against the militants.

Speaking at The Town Hall, McNab, who wrote Bravo Two Zero about his SAS service in Iraq during the first Gulf War, said: “IS can be defeated, it has 30,000 untrained troops on the ground and they could be defeated without even breaking sweat by the Americans and British.

“It’s the political commitment that isn’t there, both countries have elections coming up and have committed to not having troops on the ground.”

Source: Gloucestershire Echo