"The British army suffered defeat in Iraq when it pulled out of Basra, a senior American general has argued. UK forces left the city in 2007, leaving the people to be "terrorised", key White House adviser Gen Jack Keane told the BBC. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown described the withdrawal at the time as "a pre-planned and organised move". The former UK commander in southern Iraq said his actions were constrained by political considerations."Read the rest of the news article in "Britain suffered defeat in Iraq, says US general", BBC News, September 28, 2010.