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Don't want migrant boats? Finish job at Afghanistan first

Boris Johnson has big decisions ahead on global security (Image: I find myself in a moral dilemma. I take pride in my anti-war stance. Until my dying day, I will always argue why sending troops abroad to defend countries that have little, or nothing, to do with the UK, is pointless, expensive and has tragic and criminal consequences. When it comes to the conflict in Afghanistan, my views are skewed. I, of course, often find myself wondering 'why on earth did we ever get involved in the first place?' I was 10 when former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush took the decision to send their respective armies to Afghanistan on a quest to protect its citizens against the threats and barbarity of the extremist group, Taliban. Fast forward to the present day, 20 years later, current UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden are desperate to bring their troops home and hope to end the dark chapter in both country'