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Kevin Myers: The war in Afghanistan can't be won militarily, but by God it absolutely must not be lost . . .

Kevin Myers

Published 07/09/2010 | 05:00

Most of you won't have seen what follows, and no doubt some of you will think it irrelevant, not least because it has no obvious Irish angle. I don't think you're wrong to take that attitude. I just KNOW it.

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The following is from the British Army Review.

On 16 August 09, Staff Sergeant (Kim) Hughes, a High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) operator, along with a Royal Engineers Search Team (REST) was tasked to provide close support to the 2 RIFLES Battlegroup during an operation to clear a route south west of Sangin . . .

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