Afghanistan: UK's withdrawal a disaster, inquiry concludes

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24 May 2022, 6:56 pm

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Afghanistan: UK's withdrawal a disaster, inquiry concludes

By Joshua Nevett
BBC Politics

10 hours ago

The UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan last year was a "disaster" and a "betrayal" that will damage the nation's interests for years, an inquiry by MPs has found.

The Foreign Affairs Committee said there had been "systemic failures" of intelligence, diplomacy and planning.

Chairman Tom Tugendhat said there had been a failure to lead "at a time when lives were quite literally being lost".

The UK government said "intensive planning" went into the withdrawal.

A spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) defended its handling of the withdrawal and said it would review and respond to the committee's findings.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-61555821


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