Excuse lifting the entire thing Mark, but it's an incredible piece. 'It's bleak and ferocious, but is it still winnable?' Mark Townsend has spent three weeks with British troops in Helmand who are fighting for their lives - and sometimes losing them - in a conflict that grows more gruelling by the day. He found them facing fresh enemies, as well-trained jihadists from around the world arrived to confront the Nato forces . http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,,2151830,00.html An incredible piece, and one that contains plenty of material for DGMC to crow from the rooftops, but also shows issues that must be addressed sooner rather than later.