It was foolish to allow realistic and limited objectives to be overtaken by utopian nation-building.
Posts Tagged: Afghanistan
They fought with us. They stood by us and believed our promises about a better future and a better way of life. It’s time for us to stand by them.
Luke Coffey: My friend Tobias Ellwood is right to want Britain to purchase this piece of Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Circle
Some are having fun with Alan Duncan’s diary revelation that Tobias wants Svetland to become a UK spaceport. They shouldn’t.
Fiyaz Mughal: Britain must honour its obligations to Afghan translators who served with our soldiers
The Defence Secretary has done the right thing by extending support to those no longer serving, but that needs to be followed with action.
Garvan Walshe: Conservatives need to choose. Are they with democracy or with the Capitol terrorists?
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
Benjamin Obese-Jecty: Ministers must ensure the Overseas Operations Bill properly supports service personnel
It will uphold the election manifesto pledge to protect our service personnel against vexatious claims and the growing judicialization of warfare.
Furthermore, increasing global tensions make improving our defence capabilities essential.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
The Cabinet Office’s Review will ask complex questions about its purpose. But a straightforward one may be the place to start.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
He entered Parliament as a man on a mission and is quite happy to ruffle some feathers along the way.
The only real hope that exists for lasting peace is to strengthen the Afghan government and its institutions, not undermine them.
Tech companies who don’t clean up their platforms should be prepared to face the force of the law.
He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.
Ben Roback: A lesson from Bolton’s departure. With this President, it’s personality, not policy, that counts – his own.
Trump is now on his fourth National Security Adviser. By the time the election comes, expect him to be on his fifth or sixth.