Bronwen Maddox: expert speaker on Afghanistan

Bronwen MaddoxBronwen Maddox is Editor of Prospect, the brilliant British current affairs magazine, and formerly Foreign Editor of The Times. Her commentary on global affairs is first class: streetwise, well travelled, sceptical. And as a former banker she knows how the markets work, and the interface between the global economy and its political schisms and anxieties. She’s written a fine piece in the September edition of Prospect on the UK’s failure in Afghanistan (so far 444 UK personnel have died, and 2,146 have been wounded), and posed 5 questions which she think ought to be asked by a parliamentary inquiry:

1 Did the Iraq war doom the Afghan conflict?

2 Why did the UK take on the role of quelling the narcotics trade

3 Why did the UK take on Helmand?

4 What has the conflict cost the UK?

5 What have we achieved in Afghanistan?

To read more click here: http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-case-for-an-afghanistan-inquiry-bronwen-maddox-iraq-opium-helmand-cost-achievement/#.Ujj7N6VT-rc

PS: Prospect’s website well worth a visit – full of interesting things.

 

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