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Thu 10 Sep 2009 21:30 BBC Radio 4

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Thursday 10 September 2009

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson has been travelling to Afghanistan for nearly 30 years. He has seen Soviet occupation, Soviet withdrawal, civil war, Taliban takeover and Taliban defeat. Now, he reports from a country still at war eight years after the American-led intervention in 2001, and asks how things went wrong.

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