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Coalition 'stuck' in Libya

Comparisons between the Libyan conflict and the war in Vietnam are being made, after it was announced last night that British forces are being deployed to Libya to advise opposition forces, but not to fight.

The Conservative MP Colonel Bob Stewart, who commanded British forces in Bosnia, and Sir Max Hastings, military historian and journalist, debate the threat of mission creep and how to win a losing battle.

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