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Hillary Clinton 'regrets' Wikileaks criticism of UK troops

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she "regrets" suggestions by US officials that British troops were not up to the job in Afghanistan.

The diplomatic cables said US officials and Afghan President Hamid Karzai believed UK forces were not up to the task of securing Helmand province.

World Affairs Editor John Simpson has this assessment of the new leaks and the damage done to US diplomacy.

  • 03 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK
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