October 1, 2012

Obama's Forgotten War

Con Coughlin, Telegraph Blogs

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Once it was known as "Obama's War", the conflict that would define the Obama White House's approach to tackling global security issues. No more. With the American presidential election contest reaching its climax, the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has barely merited a mention from either candidate. And this, despite the fact that the American forces have just chalked up the grim statistic of its 2,000th fatality since America first deployed personnel to Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11.

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