I wrote here some time ago that I felt that the British Army was being asked to do a lot in Afghanistan with far too few resources.
It seems that I am not the only one who feels this way. British commanders on the ground are asking for more troops.
What is most worrying is that news of the attacks on British troops, in both Iraq and Afghanistan, are being suppressed. Do you remember all the news reports about the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment battle in Al Amarah, where Private Baharry won his VC?
If the answer is no it is because there was very little reported of the 30 day battle. My worry is that the same may happen in Afghanistan and the British people will not know that there is a crisis in the Armed Forces as well as the NHS.