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Stephen Stewart, 38, served with the Royal Regiment of Scotland as an infantry private after joining the Army Reserves.He was called up for service in Afghanistan in 2012 and by the following year had served a tour of duty which saw three of his comrades killed, including one of his friends.On returning home, Stephen wrote a book The Accidental Soldier about his experiences which will shortly be published.In it, he questions what the soon to end military deployment has achieved after 13 years both for the service personnel who took part and Afghan citizens.Struggling to reconcile his experience of service, personal loss, and what the mission actually achieved, Stephen writes: “I just pray to God it was all worth it.”His book is also a damning account of the way the military is run in terms of operations, provision of equipment and the treatment of recruits.Stephen writes: “Personally, I am unsure what, if anything, we achieved over there.”This single truth leaves a bitter aftertaste when I think of the sacrifices made by soldiers and families.”Stephen first visited Afghanistan as a news reporter for the Record in 2009. He subsequently signed up for the part time Territorial Army on his return, determined to immerse himself further in the story he had helped coverHis book tells how, in those early days, he and fellow journalists were briefed by Government officials on efforts to rehabilitate the shattered country.But five years later, the picture he paints is of troops having little or no interaction with locals and whose focus is simply on survival.He writes: “Before I went to Afghanistan in 2009 we were given a briefing by officials from the Department for International Development on how much work was being put in to rehabilitate Afghanistan.”In 2013, no one even seemed to mention the rebuilding mission.”The focus was on putting the time in, then leaving as quickly and cleanly as possible.” Analysing his stint at Observation Post Dara in Helmand province, he writes: “At Dara, we certainly never won any hearts and minds.”A key component of any counter insurgency, such as Afghanistan, is winning over the locals.”There was precious little wooing of the locals at Dara.”Afghans were out there in the poppy fields and the compounds while we watched them from behind razor wire and sandbags or drove past in heavily armoured convoys. There seemed to be very little regeneration in this remote part of Helmand, where it wasmost badly needed.”Stephen writes of his despair at learning that, despite the war on heroin production being a key component of the UK mission in Afghanistan, opium production reached record levels last year.He claims overstretched soldiers have been sent to the front line with no training in key weapons and lifesaving mine detecting equipment.