British army poised for Afghanistan surge

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by ssupersixfour, Mar 27, 2009.

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  1. The Australian news story
  2. Significant reinforcements? Riiight. What are the comparative numbers, both military and aid-wise, between the UK and US efforts in Afghanistan again? They're sending 17,000 extra troops whilst our sending 2,000 extra will take out total numbers up to 10,000 according to the article. And that's not even mentioning the amount of development cash they can drop into the place and without having to go through the bureaucratic nightmare we do.

    Now don't get me wrong, our people out there have been and continue to do an outstanding job with the resources they have. Unfortunately the government has been running things on the cheap for so long we're massively underresourced in vital kit - helicopters for an example.