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The Afghan War: A Game of Two Halves

  • December 19, 2013
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War is a lot like football isn’t it?     Well General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of the British Defence Staff seems to think so.     Yesterday he told the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) that the British Armed Forces were experiencing a manpower shortage that may end up excluding us from ‘ the...

Afghanistan: the Tipping Point?

Afghanistan: the Tipping Point?

  • April 16, 2012
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The audacious  attacks carried out by the Taliban in the heart of Kabul have once again exposed the increasingly glaring discrepancy between the official version of the Afghan war and the actual situation on the ground.  For the last year, US and British military commanders have painted an upbeat picture of the war in which their...

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