Beef up troops or face even more casualties – John Key warned

Defence analyst Paul Buchanan believes New Zealand troops in Afghanistan will be subject to “an increasing tempo” of attacks in the coming months which are likely to result in even more casualties and deaths.

“This could be the most testing time of our entire deployment there, especially if we don’t increase troop numbers," Dr Buchanan told NBR ONLINE.

“The prime minister has said he will send more non-combat people up there but that Is sort of nuts because what you need is more combat people.

 

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