RAF officer suggests Gordon Brown has dented confidence in Afghanistan leadership

A junior RAF officer suggested that Gordon Brown had dented her confidence in the leadership of the military mission in Afghanistan.

During a question and answer session following a keynote speech by Gen Stanley McChrystal, the overall commander in Afghanistan, Flt Lt Victoria Anderton referred the Prime Minister’s handling of the direction of the campaign.

Referring to Mr Brown’s speech at the International Institute of Strategic Studies the officer said that following Gen McChrystal’s speech “can I say how much more confidence I now have in my chain of command than I had after Prime Minister Gordon Brown was here a couple of weeks ago.”

To laughter, he replied: “That is a great question from a military professional to another one.”

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