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Transcript: The case for an inquiry into Afghanistan

Prospect held a roundtable discussion with military, political and diplomatic figures on the case for an inquiry into Britain’s role in the Afghan War

By Prospect Team  

 

A British soldier passes a poppy field in Helmand province, 2006 (©AP Photo/Omas Munita)

 

Maddox: Good morning. Thank you very much for coming here to discuss our proposition at Prospect that the Afghan conflict is worthy of a parliamentary inquiry and, more generally, the question “what went wrong,” if you agree with that, and “what might we learn from it?”

The two things I want to get out of this morning are the questions you think should now be asked and your own sense,…

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