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British general reports on Afghanistan progress

October 18, 2012

Lieutenant General Adrian Bradshaw, having recently completed his 12-month tour in Kabul as the Deputy Commander ISAF and UK National Component Commander, gave a briefing to media in the MOD’s Main Building yesterday, 17 October.

Lieutenant General Adrian Bradshaw talks with a French Army serviceman

Lieutenant General Adrian Bradshaw talks about security in Tagab Valley with a French Army serviceman, in a guard tower at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Afghanistan (library image). Picture: Maitre Christian Valverde, French Navy/ISAF

The General began by saying that it might come as a surprise, given that some of the media commentary on the Afghan campaign had not been one of unmitigated success, that his message was essentially one of good news.

He said that ISAF was stepping back from the combat role that it had had in the early days and was increasingly mentoring and advising the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) who were successfully taking over that responsibility. As a result of disengaging from the combat role, ISAF was suffering between 38 and 40 per cent fewer casualties when compared to last year’s figures.

Around three-quarters of the Afghan population now lived in areas of transition where the ANSF were taking the lead in providing security.

Continues at: mod.uk – British general reports on Afghanistan progress

4 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    October 18, 2012 18:33

    WE ALL LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THE PROGRESS AND HOPE THAT THIS WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT ANY MORE OF OUR BRAVE BOYS AND GIRLS BEING TAKEN FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND ALSO THAT WE HAVE LESS WOUNDED IN OUR HOSPITALS IN BIRMINGHAM. WE WANT TO HEAR THAT ALL OF OUR TROOPS ARE COMING HOME AND THEN THE MAJORITY OF UK CITIZENS WILL BREATH A SIGH OF RELEAF. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM IN SOMERSET

  2. October 18, 2012 19:19

    Thanks for the news sent to me.
    Please send good wishes to the soldiers on duty in Afghanistan, everyone.
    Ask God to protect them .

  3. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 19, 2012 20:56

    Step by step we are seyng a new Afghanistan,made possible by transition phase success. This is due to our troops and their sacrifices, by their capacities of training afghan’s forces and create an interplay and human relationships. We now see concretizing the results of years of sacrifices, for whom we will thanks never completely our soldiers. claudio alpaca

  4. October 25, 2012 13:54

    an afghan shares his HIV experience
    http://afgomed.wordpress.com/

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