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PublishDate: Monday, January 14, 2013 14:47

UK no more committed to Afghanistan

The army have the further agenda of their role post 2014, and the justification of their size.

A senior British defense official has revealed that the political will to continue the campaign in Afghanistan has “clearly departed stage left”.

Captain Andy Aspden, who is the head of public relations at the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) headquarters in London, said in a set of emails sent to retired Royal Navy officers that the military is only continuing the campaign to avoid attacks that it sacrificed hundreds of British lives in vain in Afghanistan.

"Afghanistan now has two years to run and the political will for the campaign has clearly departed stage left. The issue for the military of course is legacy, residual footprint, getting out with good grace and not being seen to have cut and run, to have sacrificed such blood and treasure to no avail,” he said in his memo sent before Christmas.

Aspden added that the British army is already “hunting a

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