Mr Cameron has said troops could start coming home as early as next year. BBC News - Wikileaks cables 'will not damage UK-Afghan relations' Just a quick one before I go to work. Does anyone else see news stories like this as undermining our mission in Helmand? Since when has it been appropriate to publicly announce that troop numbers will be dropping in any conflict? Or for that matter announce a date when there will be no more troops in theatre? And all this straight after it was announced that Afghan and US officials were doubting UK's commitment to the conflict. Has the PM just proved them right? Please discuss, I'd be happy to hear other people's views on this.