Saturday, 16 June 2012
The Ministry of Defence has named the soldier killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday. He was Lance Corporal James Ashworth from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards and was only 23 years old.
Yesterday another soldier was killed. He was from the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment and has yet to be named.
Since 2001, when this war began, 419 UK military personnel have been killed and countless civilians.
David Cameron's policy is to keep a military presence in Afghanistan - for an unspecified number of years - to 'mentor the Afghan military'. I wonder if he's read this. Living and working in such an atmosphere every day for months must place considerable stress upon these soldiers. Is it any wonder cases of PTSD are rising rapidly?