Digging In in Afghanistan
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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
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.
AP / Rafiq Maqool
British marines arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, way back in 2006.