Unreliable friends weigh on the west in Afghanistan

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  1. Unreliable friends weigh on the west in Afghanistan
    By Max Hastings
    Published: July 30 2009 19:05 | Last updated: July 30 2009 19:05

    The British and American peoples perceive Afghanistan overwhelmingly in terms of their own body bags. There are good grounds for anger about under-resourcing of the campaign. But losses are the price of any war. British deaths over eight years remain fewer than those incurred in six weeks of the Falklands conflict, while US theatre casualties are a tiny fraction of Vietnam’s.