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Deciding to kill 'has become easier'

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After six months on the front line in Afghanistan the soldiers of 4 Rifles are this week preparing to hand over to their replacements and come home.

The Today programme has been receiving regular reports form Major Steratfield who has been commanding A company from its forward operating base in the Sangin valley.

In his latest dispatch, Major Streatfeild describes one of the toughest decisions he has had to make so far in the combat.


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