Major General William Elphinetone's Success

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made it to Jalalabad in critical conditions. Major General William Elphinestone failed to provide purpose and direction to his staff and subordinate leaders prior to the retreat of Kabul. General Elphinstone did not establish the use of mission order and he did not create a cohesive team through mutual trust. Elphinestone didn’t create a shared understanding, and did not provide a clear commander’s intent to his staff and subordinate leaders. The military commander in Kabul was Major General William Elphinestone, generally regarded as “elderly” although he was only 55 years old. Elphinestone had fought in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, whose health was deteriorating and not fit for the job. Right after the assassinations, the British

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