By the U.S. and European Nato countries. “Britain ‘out of step with Nato allies,'” by Ahmed Rashid in the Telegraph, :
British policy in Afghanistan is seriously damaging Western efforts against the Taliban, diplomats from allied countries have warned.
British troops in Musa Qala in the southern Afghan province of Helmand
Officials from the United States and European members of Nato have told The Daily Telegraph that Britain is increasingly at odds with its coalition partners over its policy of making arbitrary peace deals with the Taliban, while at the same time declining to put pressure on Pakistan to stop providing sanctuary to the Taliban leadership.
Diplomats in Kabul and Islamabad say Britain’s “go it alone policies” are threatening military preparations for a major Taliban offensive expected next month.