Bronwen 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.