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Mandelson on Afghan 'shopping list'

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The Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, has given his reaction to General Dannatt's calls for better equipment to protect troops in Afghanistan.

Lord Mandelson said the Army chief had brought back "first hand experience" and his comments would be "taken very seriously".

He also said that troops on the front line needed the united backing of ministers and politicians of all parties.

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