|John (scouse) Hirons|
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Quoting: Don Knight
I am pretty sure that when the Labour administration sent our boys into Afghanistan, Charlie Clarke stated in parliament, that they would be there a short while and the probability of armed action was miniscule. the expression, I believe was, "not a shot will be fired"
Hence not enough helicopters or body armour. apparently our Gord had curtailed expenditure, something he had to quickly remedy, but not until our boys had suffered casualties.
It took months, and more lives lost before the shortfall was remedied.
Another cock-up by incompetent politicians.!!
How can you send troops into a hostile country under-equiped,
Last edited by Don Knight
Alright Don, You could be right, in fact it’s nearly as bad as cutting defence budgets, slashing the forces man power, scrapping the only ground attack aircraft, getting rid of the aircraftcarrier capability & cutting the heavy armour by two thirds when the countries engaged in a war...but no sane government would do that...would they?
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