Fox tells McChrystal to wind it in (allegedly)

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  1. Telegraph-British troops to stay in Helmand.

    Dr Liam Fox said he had discussed the issue with General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander of the Nato mission in Afghanistan, during a visit to the country two weeks ago.
    The move has been proposed by senior Nato commanders as part of a scheme to replace the Canadian troops in the key southern city.

    Sources had suggested that the fight in Kandahar, the spiritual homeland of the Taliban, would be as tough as Helmand, where 292 British troops have lost their lives, but Dr Fox made it clear it would not be acceptable.