Sir Sherard Cowper-Cole
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A sudden troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to 'chaos'

Britain's former special envoy to Afghanistan has warned that a sudden withdrawal from the country without a political settlement could lead to chaos and civil war.

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles told the Foreign Affairs Select Committee that he strongly opposed a rapid draw down of troops as it could "threaten everything that has been achieved" for the Afghan people.

  • 09 Nov 2010