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Afghanistan: UK's withdrawal a disaster, inquiry concludes

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Posted: 24/05/22 - 13:14
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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.

I Call True: Easy true as the country crumpled in days and went back 20 years in the process

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38 days
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TBF I think the overall blame for this should be left pretty firmly outside Biden's door. Not much we could do once the USA left.
38 days
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Easy true. It was an absolute shambles and an absolute disgrace how we left those that helped the UK to just fend for themselves.
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It was a shocker for so many reasons that it is hard to disagree with that headline