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Prince Harry

Asked for the Prime Minister’s view of the arrangements that were in place for Prince Harry in Afghanistan and did he think it was a shame that it had broken down and looked like he would have to come back, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that in terms of the decisions that would be, or were being made by the chain of command, that was something that obviously we would not be commenting on. These were operational matters and decisions based on a range of criteria by the people who were working with Prince Harry. On the UK media, we supported what Sir Richard Dannatt had said about the media blackout requested by the MoD, and his thanks to the UK media for responding in the way that they did.

Asked if it was cause for concern that the international media had led to the agreement being broken down in terms of the security arrangements that would have to be put in place, the PMS replied that she would not comment on the international media situation. But as she had said, the Prime Minister supported the UK media’s handling of this, and obviously what happened now with Prince Harry’s deployment was an operational decision.

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  1. Did he manage to get any waterboarding in during his short stay?

    Comment by Steve — 29 Feb 2008 on 8:08 pm | Link

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