One hundred British troops have been killed this year in Afghanistan. Each death is a personal tragedy for the families, friends and comrades of those killed, the first every bit as significant as the last. In theatre at the moment, I have been able to see first hand the effect that this has on the troops serving in Helmand.
I understand the strength of public feeling back in the UK when confronted with the reality of the fighting in Afghanistan. Progress has come at a heavy human cost.
It has been a heavy cost for the Afghans too. Many fight bravely and share the dangers faced by our troops.… Seguir leyendo »