After abandoning the Missions and those sent to Accomplish so quickly after 9/11 under American leadership some 13 years back:
A mother, whose son was the youngest British soldier to die in Afghanistan, has called for a full inquiry into the 13-year conflict.
Following news that Britain's combat role is officially over, Lucy Aldridge told Sky News she felt the conflict had been ill-conceived from the start.
"I'm glad that British troops are pulling out of the country. I would have actually liked to have seen it happen a lot earlier," she said.
"I think that from the outset the conflict was ill-conceived, ill-planned, and I think that is something that definitely needs to be looked at post-withdrawal." read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014