The Daily Telegraph - Labour: UK troops could be in Afghanistan for years

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  1. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Old-Salt Moderator
  2. Well they started it!!
  3. Shouldn't Labour have had an exit strategy before committing us to their war in the first place?

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  4. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Oh, my aching sides...
  5. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    MOD probably wanted in so they had an NI type of role to 'stay sharp' like they wanted in iraq till it got too kinetic for them. If we want such a role then maybe we should up tempo in the training battalions we have dotted around the commonwealth or even have a full on garrison in the french style.
  6. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Old-Salt Moderator

    From a former Commander Task Force Helmand:

    That article, and much more, at - it's quite depressing though, don't read it if you're due to deploy.
  7. TheresaMay

    TheresaMay LE Moderator DirtyBAT

    Hearts and minds indeed.

    Would they be the same hearts and minds that switch sides the minute our forces move on, and Terry Taliban tips up wafting a $20 note under their noses?
  8. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Y'see, that's the problem. We should never have let the dollar become the international currency...

  9. Fistful of St.George's and that'll sort the buggers out....
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  10. Saddam Hussain, Col Gadaffi and Hugo Chavez have each tried to change it............ good luck if you're going to try.
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  11. It's always easier to get involved in these things than to extricate or get the f### out!
  12. Not surpised to be fair, I've never bought into the concept of everything being hunky dory come the 1st of Jan 2015.
    Kit can't really be brought out/back until that date, airframes need to remain for support, SF need to stay for covert ops etc.
    My expectation is that Op Herrick will indeed finish on 31/12/14, and Op "Insertnamehere"( Peace stabilisation/support) will begin. Much like Banner into Helvetic, but remaining kinetic. Thus the government promise of ending combat ops is complete, because now they are peace keepers.

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