Afghanistan general quits over disillusionment with government strategy

Major-General Andrew Mackay, a general who led the Afghanistan campaign has resigned over his disillusion in the direction of the Government’s strategy.

Major Gen Mackay’s time as the brigadier in charge of 52 Brigade in Helmand over the winter of 2007 was seen as an invigorating shake-up of the direction of the campaign and a template for future commanders. Upon arriving in Afghanistan, he was said to have been shocked that senior officers were "making it up as we go along".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope MacKay's resignation has reverberations all the way to the top of the British government.

Given the current mandates, funding, and material support, the Afghan campaign, for the US, UK, and NATO, is completely doomed to failure.

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