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The troops dilemma facing Obama
The professional head of Britain's
Armed Forces and the head of the
British Army have both said that
British forces could be in Afghanistan
for up to five more years.
This is because training the Afghan
security forces to take on the job for
themselves will take time.
The danger for political leaders in
Britain and the rest of Europe is that
trying to reassure their voters by
setting withdrawal dates and discussing
exit strategies sends out a message to
the Afghan people.
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