Afghanistan The Great Game by Rory Stewart

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  1. Just watched part 2, an excellent programme well worth watching if you missed it and have an interest and from a man who certainly knows his subject.

    BBC iPlayer link.
  2. Thanks for the reminder, i knew there was something i wanted to watch!
  3. Brilliant programme, History repeating itself. Like the quote from the defeated Russian General..... To the coalition forces, to get out quick!! Nobody from the Russian government, was there to welcome the army back when they withdrew and crossed the Afghanistan/Russian border!!! Also that when Gorbachev and Obama came into power,they both concluded the war lost, and wanted to end it ,but had to have an exit strategy, that involved putting more men and more money into Afghanistan, before you can get out and save face. What he said about the loss of life, and political approach to it, was painfully to listen too, but true
  4. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    A politician's 'face' is always more important than Service lives.
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