Andy McNab exposed

It's the perfect day to meet Andy McNab. Outside, suicide bombers are on the loose. London is jittery, the Tube is half-empty and even the news that the IRA is abandoning its armed struggle feels like nothing more than an acknowledgement that it can't compete in a post-9/11 world. But inside, with McNab, you feel that even if al-Qaeda's finest burst through the door you'd have a reasonable chance of survival.

McNab is a highly unusual man. When he left the British Army in 1993 he was its most highly decorated soldier; his subsequent memoir of an ill-starred SAS mission in the first Gulf Wa...

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