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'Instability' behind Soviet Afghan invasion

This week, the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said the US and UK need to step up talks with the Taliban and not just mount a "full-scale counter-insurgency campaign" against the country.

Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former British ambassador in Moscow and Colonel Stuart Tootal who commended 3 Para in Helmand province in 2001 discuss the lessons of Afghanistan.

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