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Afghanistan: reasons to stay

By Patrick Hennessey  


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 is…

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