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In the cover story of the September issue of Prospect, out today, Editor Bronwen Maddox makes the case for an inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan (£). Maddox asks five key questions:

1. Did the Iraq war doom the Afghan conflict? 2. Why did Britain take on the role of quelling the narcotics trade? 3. Why did the UK take on Helmand? 4. What has the conflict cost the UK? 5. What have we achieved in Afghanistan?

None of the answers to these questions are especially reassuring.…

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