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Troops ill-prepared for risky Afghan mission, MPs warn

British troops being sent to Afghanistan are likely to stay longer than the three years claimed by the Government, and the success of the highly dangerous mission is “by no means certain”, according to a damning report by MPs. The House of Commons Defence Committee expressed a raft of major concerns in the report yesterday. They warned that the armed forces are in danger of “overstretch” with the near 6,000-strong deployment, and added that Britain may be asked to supply even more troops if the security situation in the country worsens. Full Story

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