Out of Afghanistan: Part 1
On the eve of the British withdrawal from Afghanistan, Anthony Tucker-Jones asks whether Task Force Helmand has achieved lasting security in the province
The US-led Regional Command (South West) assumed control of combat operations in Helmand on 1 April 2014, marking the end of the British-led Task Force Helmand (TFH). The British military HQ in Helmand’s provincial capital Lashkar Gah had already relocated to Camp Bastion early in the year – the latter now comes under the command of the US Marine Corps. At its peak, TFH had 10,000 troops deployed to 137 bases. Some . . .