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30 August 2017

Half measures are worse than none Premium

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Afghanistan and military intervention


Public opinion never made a clear distinction between the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and Nato’s (mainly Anglo-American) intervention in Afghanistan. When the first became discredited and public opinion turned against it, the second project also came under suspicion, by association. The public’s instinct was right about Iraq. But the political and moral case for military engagement in Afghanistan was far stronger. 


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