British Major General Nick Carter: Armchair soldiers got it so wrong.

One of the top soldiers in Afghanistan yesterday branded critics…

One of the top soldiers in Afghanistan yesterday branded critics of Operation Moshtarak “armchair warriors.”

Major General Nick Carter hailed the campaign as a historic success after opposition MPs had slammed the decision to warn the Taliban about the attack.

Britain’s commander in south Afghanistan said: “This policy of shaping the population and telling them what was happening may seem counterintuitive to those armchair warriors back in London.

“But the thing is, surprise in counter-insurgency is not that helpful. We were very careful about tactical security.”

He said yesterday’s Nato helicopter strike in central Helmand was one of the most “impressive ever undertaken.”

Source: Mirror.co.uk

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