Extra British troops for Afghanistan ruled out

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  1. Extra British troops for Afghanistan ruled out

    The expected reinforcement of troops into Afghanistan has been ruled out despite American suggestions that the force would be increased, according to senior British military sources.

    By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
    Last Updated: 11:21PM BST 26 Sep 2008

    With large parts of southern Afghanistan still under the sway of insurgents, commanders have discussed reinforcing the area with a 'surge' of extra troops Photo: EPA
    A senior military official has said there was "no intention by the UK to transfer forces from Iraq to Afghanistan" when the British finally withdrew from Basra next year.
    The news comes after a request for an extra 4,000 troops made this week by the British commander in Helmand, Brig Mark Carleton-Smith.
    His comments came after the American defence secretary Robert Gates said last week that it was his "understanding that the UK may increase the size of its force" to deal with the "increasing challenges" in southern Afghanistan.
    But the military had already "mortgaged our dividend" by having 12,000 troops deployed on operations for two years that was far above planning assumptions, the officer told defence correspondents.
    More on the link
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/3087473/EMB-2200-Extra-British-troops-for-Afghanistan-ruled-out.html
     
  2. And your point is???? Sorry, i admire your ferret like postings over afgan.

    Gordon bleugh is in american talking to people who think he is a full blown idiot.

    There is no money for OUR TROOPS.

    it seems that at least one US bank has been sent to the slaughter house.

    we may be looking at the same in the UK. B&B anyone.

    every day the US polititions refuse to agree a bank will fold.

    afganistan is OFF THE RADAR>
     
  3. Blair used Brown to con the Brit Public they where rich. Debt due to unnaturally low interest rates conned Folks to thinking they had more money then they held in reality.
    House prices rising by 14% a year for over ten years once agained conned decent honest folk into believing that life was good under Dear Leader and his Great Chancellor.
    Like all that is Labour it was based on a lie and now We will all pay for Labours misuse of the national economy.
    There is no money to provide for War in Afghanistan for the next 30 years and necessaries like Urgently Needed Reinforcements are suddenly a luxury that Nue Labour will never implement.
    john
     
  4. I think you may have made it. There is no money left!
     
  5. Well if sending more troops to Afghan has been 'ruled out', why the hell are we currently planning like bastards to do just that?
     
  6. Everything to do with this in the press has been misquote after misquote. Its quite funny really.
     
  7. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Hmm and we should believe anything this government says why? Hardly got a good track record of being right, 'without firing a shot' springs to mind...... 10+ million rounds later.......
     
  8. Very true but does that justify misquotes. No.
     
  9. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    ?? or did I miss something frenchie? (probably :oops: )
     
  10. Suffice to say the papers also have their own agenda.

    "The news comes after a request for an extra 4,000 troops made this week by the British commander in Helmand, Brig Mark Carleton-Smith."

    Brig C_S when questioned about the potential extra troop deployment only answered that he had sufficient taskings for extra troops.

    "A senior military official has said there was "no intention by the UK to transfer forces from Iraq to Afghanistan" when the British finally withdrew from Basra next year"

    Read it carefully.

    Then read Blitzspears post. It will happen, its just when.