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Former US official on Afghan imbroglio

I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan . . . I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end.

The foreign service officer and former marine captain Matthew Hoh, in his resignation letter, obtained by the Washington Post. Hoh, 36, became the first US official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war, which he now believes is simply fuelling the insurgency.

Who will be next to resign?

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