THE LOST WAR
spent two months with our troops in Afghanistan.
reveals the despair of 18-year-olds with 20 'kills' who fight next to
local soldiers high on drugs -knowing this is
A WAR THEY CAN
Mail-Saturday, November 3, 2007]
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asked a number of soldiers whether Afghanistan was a fight worth dying
for and they all -with the exception of one major - answered 'NO'
With more than 80 soldiers killed -the vast majority in the 18
months since the British moved into Helmand -and hundreds more injured,
the British Army is sustaining casualties at a rate not seen since World
War II. A real war is being fought. And it is these very soldiers who
told me this war is now an effort which is unsustainable - especially
given the decades -long commitment our leaders are now talking about.
Taking On The Taliban
Story, a Panorama special report, is on BBC 1 on Monday 5th November