David Cameron says British troops will leave Afghanistan with their "mission accomplished". But what kind of country will they leave behind?
Violence is soaring to new levels in Pakistan, with militants unleashing a wave of deadly attacks - and the government is dithering about what to do, writes Ahmed Rashid.
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