Friday, July 10, 2009
Fifteen Dead In Ten Days
Since I published my earlier post, the deaths of a further six UK soldiers in Iraq have been confirmed, including five members of a single foot patrol. It's becoming harder by the day for the British government and military leadership to justify the price being paid in Afghanistan. No doubt they will still wait to see how the influx of US forces to Helmand affects the situation in the coming weeks and months. But each casualty means that strategy will be given less time to prove itself before a different and more radical option will have to be considered.