Eddie Mair leads a debate, recorded at Chatham House, on the future of British military involvement in Afghanistan.
Should Britain send more troops to Afghanistan? Or is it time we brought them home?
Simon Jenkins, through his The Sunday Times column, has become one of Britain’s most prominent advocates of troop withdrawal. Disaster beckons in Afghanistan and more British soldiers will only cause more insurgency, according to Simon Jenkins.
But do his arguments make sense to those who know Afghanistan well?
In this programme he will be debating the issues with UN representative Christopher Alexander, writer Rory Stewart, journalist, Taliban expert Ahmed Rashid, Farid Khan Popal of the Afghan Embassy in London and Col Stuart Tootal, former British army commander in Helmand province.