Britain says it doesn't plan to cut short Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan, despite the Taliban attack on the base where he is stationed.
Britain says it doesn’t plan to cut short Prince Harry’s deployment to Afghanistan, despite the Taliban attack on the base where he is stationed.
Two U.S. Marines died in the assault on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province Friday, and Taliban claimed it carried out the attack to avenge an anti-Islamic film that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and because Harry is there.
Britain’s defense ministry said the prince’s deployment was carefully planned and the threat to all British troops “is continually assessed and all measures taken to mitigate it.”
Harry’s status as third in line to the throne has complicated his military career. A deployment to Iraq was announced, then abandoned, in 2007.
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His tour to Afghanistan in 2007-2008 was cut short after 10 weeks when a media blackout was breached.