I promised to do daily updates on the situation in Afghanistan. They are difficult pieces to write, extremely time consuming and - in the nature of things - are not going to set the blogosphere alight.
Nevertheless, I feel it is a worthwhile exercise, so the latest installment is over on Defence of the Realm. It's not everybody's cup of tea, I know, so I'll try to post early today on more general issues.
Meanwhile, if you want grown-up commentary, read this.