The British and French forces that saw action during the abortive Suez invasion of 1956 produced a “copybook” performance in military terms. But flawed political decisions are likely to lead to flawed operational strategy, and today the entire episode is remembered as an embarrassing failure.
Coles, Michael H.
"Suez, 1956—A Successful Naval Operation Compromised by Inept Political Leadership,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 59
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol59/iss4/8