Soldiers told to toe Afghanistan line

As the final contingent of Danish soldiers in Afghanistan completes its withdrawal, soldiers are being told by their commander to accentuate the positive aspects of Denmark’s military efforts in the country. But while the official line is that al-Qaeda is on the run, and that the Taleban does not pose a threat to the regime in Kabul, military experts say the situation on the ground – and the one described by intelligence analysts – is much less rosy. – Politiken