Monday, November 30, 2009

U.K. Troops Fear Defeat At Home

British soldiers take a break during a patrol in the Sangin valley, Helmand province.

From The Independent:

British pessimism over Afghanistan is demoralising soldiers, say commanders.

Britain is at serious risk of losing its way in Afghanistan because rising defeatism at home is demoralising the troops on the front line, military commanders have warned.

High-ranking officers, including a former commander of the SAS, have expressed deep concern that the country is in danger of "talking ourselves into a defeat back home" as the war reaches a critical stage.

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My Comment: No direction, inadequate (or lack of) equipment, absence of leadership from the PM on down .... yup .... I would also be demoralized if I found myself in such a situation.

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