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Labour clashes with army as Afghan death toll mounts – Times Online


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The tragic loss of lives amongst British soldiers in Afghanistan is serious, we do not need bean counters at the Treasury being restrictive on spending for our troops. Is the government doing enough to ensure our troops get the best? Something needs to be done and PDQ.

Jonathan Oliver and Michael Smith in THE TIMES: “Senior Labour figures accused the head of the army last night of playing politics as he said that there were too few troops and helicopters in the Afghan war zone.

One minister expressed fury that General Sir Richard Dannatt, the chief of the general staff, had attended a private dinner with Tory MPs and suggested an extra 2,000 troops were needed in Helmand province…”more

via Labour clashes with army as Afghan death toll mounts – Times Online .

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