Government issued notice to stop Afghanistan reports

From The TimesSeptember 3, 2008
Government issued notice to stop Afghanistan reports
Andrew Loyd
It was not merely the Taleban, the hostile tribes, the bombs, mines and even more hostile terrain that haunted British commanders as they planned their most audacious and complex operation in Helmand to date.

They already knew that carrying a delicate, multimillion-dollar cargo of machinery along 75km (47 miles) of road to the power plant at Kajaki would be beset with obstacles.

Yet they also understood that the plan was fraught with political and military problems at the highest levels. The knowledge left many Nato commanders wondering whether the lives of their men were being risked for the sake of little more than American political expediency.
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