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In Afghanistan - Should We Bring Home The Troops?
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Listen again to the latest edition of In Afghanistan: Should We Bring Home The Troops?8.00pm Thursday 13 Nov 2008
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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.

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Britons call for troop withdrawal: discover the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the BBC for this programme.  

Should troops leave Afghanistan? Meet the panelists and find out where they stand.  

Should UK troops withdraw from Afghanistan? Have your say on the BBC News web site.


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