Cameron Acknowledges “High Price” On Visit To Afghanistan

Posted on October 3, 2014

David Cameron has arrived in Kabul to become the first world leader to meet the new but fragile Afghan government led jointly by Ashraf Ghani and his defeated opponent in the presidential race Abdullah Abdullah.

It will be Cameron’s last visit to Afghanistan before all UK troops leave the country, ending a UK engagement that has lasted since 2001, brought 453 UK deaths and often been criticised as a strategic failure, not least by the outgoing Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. Kabul still falls victim of suicide bombings, and there is little sign that the Taliban have been pushed back from their strongholds, despite the years of fighting.

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