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Troops in Afganistan
Clegg lays into Afghanistan tactics

By staff A decision not send in another 2,000 troops to Afghanistan was made for political reasons, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has claimed. Mr Clegg alleged that an army request for an extra batch of troops was turned down, and that troops were operating in a “political vacuum”. “I think we are putting… Read more »

Helicopter shortage defended by Bob Ainsworth
Ainsworth defends Afghanistan helicopter shortage

By Alex Stevenson Bob Ainsworth faced difficult questions about helicopter shortages for Britain’s troops in Afghanistan after his first major speech as defence secretary. With seven UK soldiers having died in as many days his first speech was inevitably focused on persuading those back home that looking after the soldiers remained a top priority. “I… Read more »