Disingenuous Afghanistan debate

August 8th, 2013

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Military experts are accusing parliament of keeping silent about the failures of the War in Afghanistan. They say that by claiming to shelter soldiers and the families of deceased service members from a potentially divisive discussion, politicians effectively shut down any meaningful debate over the military’s 12-year military presence in Afghanistan. “At some point or another, people are going to realise that this was just a way to avoid a discussion,” Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen, of the University of Copenhagen, said. Danish forces began their final withdrawal from Afghanistan last month. Forty-three Danish service members died while stationed in Afghanistan. – DR Nyheder


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