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British media miss new US strategy in Afghanistan

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British media miss new US strategy in Afghanistan

Created on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:14
Written by Paul Eedle

British media have stirred fierce arguments about the war in Afghanistan in the last six weeks, provoked by heavy casualties during Operation Panther's Claw in Helmand. Commentators have lined up to say this is a futile war run by incompetent politicians, fought by an under-sized, under-equipped army.

The mass of coverage, though, has largely missed a vital new part of the story: a total change of strategy by the US...

Read the full piece on the Guardian's Comment is Free