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This year's election in the US is the most anticipated in decades. A surprise McCain victory would have truly frightening foreign policy implications. An Obama victory would be in large part due to anti war sentiment in the US but he has outlined a foreign policy centred around escalation in Central Asia. He sounds positively hawkish on Afghanistan.

The NATO operation in Afghanistan is spilling over in to Pakistan with devastating results. On Wednesday this week a US air strike hit a Pakistani school in North Waziristan, killing eleven. Unbelievably the response from intelligence officials was that the school had links with the Taliban. The attack appears to have been the result of US frustration with the Pakistani government strategy of dealing with extremism which the US believes is too soft.

The occupation of Afghanistan is increasingly brutal.

Reports of civilian deaths are mounting as air bombardments become more intense. This week coalition bombers hit an Afghan army checkpoint in Khost killing at least nine soldiers.

The occupation is in crisis, but the main reaction from Whitehall and Washington seems to be to order an escalation of the aggression. A week ago it was announced the outspoken General Dannatt is resigning early as chief of the General Staff and be replaced by the hawk Sir David Richards who supports a surge in Afghanistan including sending 5,000 extra British troops.

In the US, Barack Obama's aides are outlining a foreign policy centred around escalation in Central Asia.

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