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Britains place in Afghanistan: an analysis

Britain's place in Afghanistan: an analysis

At the Nato headquarters in Brussels there used to be some grimacing at the British obsession with their corner of Afghanistan to the exclusion of all else.

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Last Updated: 7:13PM BST 03 Apr 2009
The term "Helmandshire" was - and still is - used pejoratively to refer to Britain's perceived assumption that the rest of the country is relatively calm.
The reality is that there is danger almost everywhere in Afghanistan but what is now being realised is that Helmand, along with Kandahar province - where 116 Canadians have died - has become the focus of the battle for Taliban
More on the link. A number of new good articles are also on the Afghan thread!
Do the Troops use the word Helmandshire ?
Doubt it, sounds more like the journalistic Poo that the artical is.
Will wait for the men up the sharpe end to qualify.

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