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Only one battle matters to the Ministry of Defence – the battle for resources. In this the Taliban is not an enemy, but an ally






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The Guardian, Tuesday 2 October 2012 20.30 BST[/*]

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A cortege carrying the bodies of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan passes through Wootton Bassett in 2010. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Next week Nato defence ministers meet in Brussels, reportedly to start planning an Afghan army "retraining mission" next year. Start planning? What have they been doing for over a decade? When will spades be called spades and retreats retreats?

Afghanistan has become another war of the Spanish succession, its cause long forgotten by the opponents but an unending parade of pride, money, heroism and national prestige. It is


Added: Oct-3-2012 Occurred On: Oct-3-2012
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