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Obvious secrecy problems
on 16 February 2004
This book continues the excellent series on warship development in the RN. Whereas in previous volumes, the author could use his insight and experience to cast a lot of new light (at least for non-expert readers like me), this volume describes the period he was actually working in the MoD. At times the limitations imposed by Official Secrets (and, no doubt, loyalty to former colleagues) are painfully clear.
Usually, Brown goes over very well-worn ground with a fresh approach that I find very rewarding, but here there is much less novelty whilst the subject matter is no less well-worn. I'm still glad I bought this book, but it isn't the best in the series.