Hugh Thomson

Has Britain learned from its failures in Afghanistan?

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As the Americans prepare to leave Afghanistan, and in the UK we hold our own Defence Review, should we not be asking: have we really learned from the lessons of our failures there?

I was in Afghanistan for a brief and intense time in 2007 when I was filming for Channel 4 Dispatches and CNN.

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