From The Times November 28, 2009 Nato has lost its way in Afghanistan, Army chief tells Muslims Michael Evans, Defence Editor Nato has lost its way in Afghanistan and needs to rediscover the conviction to succeed against the Taleban, the head of the Army has admitted. In a frank interview with a Muslim newspaper, General Sir David Richards, the Chief of the General Staff, compared the success of the initial operation to topple the Taleban in 2001 with the present counter-insurgency campaign that has led to thousands of casualties among Nato troops over the past eight years. Speaking to Muslim News, General Richards said: âLook at the huge popularity of the Nato intervention in 2001. What weâve done is lost our way a bit and need to find it again and have the moral and physical conviction that we can do these things.â General Richards has acknowledged previously that the strategy had failed in Afghanistan and needed to be revitalised to ensure victory. More www.timesonline.co.uk/...35666.ece?