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Afghanistan: reasons to stay

By Patrick Hennessey  

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The coming year marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Afghan campaign. Each year is tediously claimed to be the “crucial year” in the war; the same was being said back in 2007 when I first served as a British captain there. But 2011 might well be such a year. The key Nato contributing nations are financially and politically squeezed, the Dutch are being followed out by the Canadians and potentially the Poles, and now Britain…

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