Conflict of Interest

Afghanistan, with Jamali Maddix

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9/11. Osama Bin Laden. The Taliban. Helmand. IEDs. These are some of the phrases associated with the War in Afghanistan. But why did Britain, America and others intervene there in 2001? Why did troops stay after the intervention? And what has happened in the region since, in what became America’s longest running conflict?

In this week's episode we were joined by comedian Jamali Maddix, presenter of Hate Thy Neighbour and guest on Taskmaster.

*credits*© AP Archive. Trump address to press, March 2020

© AP Archive. Blair reacts to US attacks in Afghanistan, October 2001