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Afghanistan in the U.K.

We travel to STANTA to meet the esteemed 2 PARA, one of the British army’s most elite, and legendarily aggressive, units.
23 August 2010, 12:00am

Motivated by the desire to find out just what makes smart young people want to join the army and go fight in Afghanistan, we travel to STANTA, a training camp in middle England to meet the esteemed 2 Para, one of the British army’s most elite, and legendarily aggressive, units. They are readying to travel to Helmand Province for Winter and are using a multi-million pound “Afghani Village” in the middle of the British countryside to prepare their new troops for their first visit to the war in Afghanistan. Some of the soldiers, male and female, are just 18 years-old,
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