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UK cannot deliver on pledged withdrawal from Afghanistan, Nato partners warn

UK cannot deliver on pledged withdrawal from Afghanistan, Nato partners warn --Military leaders say Britain's election should not be allowed to influence timetable for Afghans to take over 23 Apr 2010 A key part of Britain's exit strategy from Afghanistan – Gordon Brown's pledge that Hamid Karzai's government will start taking charge of security by the end of the year – is almost certain to go unfulfilled. Nato and British military officials have urged that domestic political considerations should not be used to influence strategy in Afghanistan at a crucial time in the conflict and that the transfer of security should begin only when conditions are judged to be right.