The Politics Show is in Afghanistan looking at the current state of military operations and the impact of the war on the lives of soldiers and their families in the UK.
We also meet Afghan people living in the UK and ask them how they feel about the conflict.
Afghanistan has been struggling to find stability as the Taliban insurgency continues to destabilise this troubled country.
The country's problems stem largely from ethnic, religious and regional rivalries.
Since the current conflict started over 230 British servicemen have lost their lives.
Some critics believe that the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable and that all British forces should be withdrawn from the country as quickly as possible.
Others think that the war is a political necessity in the war against global terrorism and extremism.
A military view
The most senior British general in Afghanistan, the Deputy ISAF Commander Lt General Jim Dutton, has warned that the murder of five soldiers by an Afghan policeman this week will not be the last atrocity of its kind.
In an exclusive interview with the Politics Show, Gen Dutton told presenter Jon Sopel that the deaths were "a terrible shock" and, initially at least, would lead to an increased sense of mistrust between British and Afghan forces. But he asked for the deaths to be "seen in perspective".
Lt General Jim Dutton: "The vast majority of policemen are doing a good job in Afghanistan...there is always going to be the odd one or two rogues"
Gen Dutton said, "It is terrible. The death of any soldier is always terrible and it's always a shock. And when we lose five in one go in these circumstances it is a particular shock.
"Our thoughts are always immediately with the colleagues of those who have been killed and injured and more so with their relatives back home who are having to absorb this awful news.
"But the circumstances as you say are particularly bad here - this individual was a policeman that we are training. But I would remind you that there are over 90,000 policemen in this country.
"We are building the police force and the army as quickly as we can. The vast majority of those policemen are doing a good job for the future of Afghanistan. As good as they are able to. There is always going to be the odd one or two rogues."