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Is the West winning the Afghan war?


One of Britain's most prestigious think tanks has called for fundamental change to Western policy in Afghanistan.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is urging a total rethink, advocating the pull-out or redeployment of many troops.

It has also called for a fundamental shift from the expansive nation-building approach currently being pursued by Nato.

Nik Gowing spoke to Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb former special adviser to General Stanley McChrystal.

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