Lessons from Afghanistan: Policy presentation

Paul Smyth

Although the struggle in Afghanistan is far from over it is possible to draw lessons from Britain’s involvement thus far which may prove of use in future crises. In the first of a series of reflections on such lessons this article will consider how Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) presented it’s Afghanistan policy to the British public in an effort to capture popular support for the endeavour. Background The commitment of British forces to Afghanistan in the immediate afte...
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