Afghanistan Endgame: UK Defence Secretary says the Afghan mission was ‘a success’

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan Endgame: UK Defence Secretary says the Afghan mission was ‘a success'” – below is their description.

    As the UK prepares to withdraw almost all of its troops from Afghanistan, Sky’s Foreign Affairs Editor Deborah Haynes asked Defence Secretary Ben Wallace if the 20-year war was worth it?

    Mr Wallace said the West had to be prepared for all outcomes – and that Britain reserved the right to act to protect UK citizens in the country.

    Watch their conversation here.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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