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Digging In in Afghanistan

Posted on Feb 27, 2010
AP / Rafiq Maqool

British marines arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, way back in 2006.

Though some analysts think the military conflict in Afghanistan will “trail off” by 2011, the United States’ BFF—the British military—has announced it will maintain a presence, and be “militarily engaged,” in the war-torn country for at least an additional five years. —JCL

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Britain will be “militarily engaged” in Afghanistan for a further five years, the head of the Army has said.

General Sir David Richards told the Daily Telegraph, while on a visit to Helmand, that he expected the military conflict to “trail off in 2011”.

But British troops will continue in training and support roles, he said.

He also warned that coalition troops could not afford to fail and said UK forces now “for the first time” had the resources they had wanted.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, February 27, 2010 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment
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Nearly eight years of continuous war on terror in the
ME has led the British to begin torturing their own

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By Samson, February 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

This makes this the longest war in the history of America.

All so we can control freakin worthless Afghanistan.

Never before has so much been spent, have so many been maimed for live, have so many died, for so incredibly little.

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Holy Kipling, Toady!

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