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Monday, February 05, 2007

British, U.S. military officials at odds over Afghan policy

According to an article from today’s Christian Science Monitor, there is growing tension between British military commanders and their American counterparts. Several recent occurrences have caused the tension, and the British claim these incidents have compromised their autonomy. One such instance was the handover of Helmand province to the British. The British had planned on focusing on reconstruction projects in Helmand, but were practically forced to take part in a U.S.-led offensive. Other worries include the new commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, who is an American. His predecessor was a British military commander who sought inroads with some of the more violent factions throughout the country.

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