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Brits Feud Over Killing Gadhafi

Army chief at odds with government over targeting leader

(Newser) - The head of Britain's armed forces is embroiled in a public dispute with government ministers over the legality of killing Moammar Gadhafi. Gen. David Richards, apparently wary of "mission creep," has rejected ministers' suggestions that Gadhafi is a legitimate target for assassination, reports the Daily Mail . Targeting Gadhafi... More »

It's Time to Negotiate With the Taliban: Brit Army Boss

We're winning battles, but not the war

(Newser) - It's time to negotiate with the Taliban, because NATO forces will not defeat them in battle in Afghanistan, the head of the British army said yesterday. General Sir David Richards said that while allied forces can continue to "punish" the Taliban in individual battles, overall victory is now looking... More »

Afghan War Could Last 40 Years: UK General

(Newser) - The Afghan war could last three to four decades, the new head of the British Army predicted today. “It will take time. This is nation building,” Sir David Richards said, “not the starry-eyed type, but nation-building nonetheless.” He allowed, however, that “the Army’s role... More »

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