Broke Britain ‘can no longer afford role in Afghanistan’

Cash, not casualties, could be the factor that finally forces a scaling down of military commitment

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By Jonathan Owen

British soldiers in Afghanistan are “horribly over-extended” and being killed for “no good reason”, a senior military figure admitted last night. He said talks are now under way with US commanders that would pave the way for Britain to begin scaling down its commitment to the war, bringing about a change of emphasis in its deployment.

Britain’s 10,000-strong force is suffering “appalling” casualty rates and is set to be given a break from the worst of the fighting, according to the source. “The Americans know the Brits have been giving more than they can afford, and agree that they should be kept out of harm’s way as far as possible. But McChrystal [the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan] is keen to have the input of some ground troops and special forces,” the source said. “Essentially, the Americans know we are broke and we are getting blokes killed for no good reason. Whatever the MoD says, it absolutely isn’t business as usual.”

He added: “The problem is that the Afghan troops are not yet ready to take over, and training them up is not something the Afghan government can afford.” And the reputation of British forces is suffering. The source told the IoS that one senior figure in the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) had commented recently: “There is no point in sending British troops into places where they need helicopters, because they ain’t got ’em.”

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