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UK's Afghan role 'may take 40 years'

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The next head of the British Army has said the UK's involvement in Afghanistan could last up to 40 years.

General Sir David Richards, who takes over on 28 August, told The Times the army's role would evolve to include "development, governance [and] security sector reform".

Martin Patience reports from Kabul.

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