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That's it then, a few more years of pointless fighting before we accept the inevitable…

Aden anyone?

Liam Fox: Troops will leave Afghanistan by 2014 - Telegraph
"By 2014" isn't necessarily the same as "in 2014", is it? I've a tenner bet that the bulk of UK forces will be home within 18 months, maximum, purely on cost grounds. Reading between the lines, I suspect Karzai is being leaned on and money will change hands to allow Nato to withdraw having "succeeded" in their goal. 3 months later the place will go to ratshit again, but we'll be out of it.
 
#7
Hmmmmm KBR, Supreme etc seem to think they will be supporting the British army quite sometime after 2014 in Afghanistan. I wouldnt get your hopes up to soon, call me cynical but there has to be an election by May 6th 2014, bit of a vote earner to say the British army will withdraw about that time.
 
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"By 2014" isn't necessarily the same as "in 2014", is it? I've a tenner bet that the bulk of UK forces will be home within 18 months, maximum, purely on cost grounds. Reading between the lines, I suspect Karzai is being leaned on and money will change hands to allow Nato to withdraw having "succeeded" in their goal. 3 months later the place will go to ratshit again, but we'll be out of it.


Yup, we've said we need to up the strength of the ANA by 2014 to deal with the Taliban - Translation: Taliban will still be a credible threat in 2014 and we're just accepting the inevitable and getting out of Dodge on the first available stagecoach.
 

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