British to deploy more troops to Afghanistan

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  1. Britain's military says it will deploy modest number of extra troops to Afghanistan
    The Associated Press Published: June 13, 2008
    LONDON: Britain's military says it will deploy extra troops to Afghanistan.

    The British Broadcasting Corp. is characterizing the deployment as modest and says it would involve a few hundred personnel.
    More on the link
    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/13/europe/EU-GEN-Britain-Afghanistan.php
     
  2. Total non-story. This happens at every single roulement. Have the media not learnt yet? Any Private or 2nd Luey who was so slow would be dead by now.
     
  3. There was a report in the 'Daily Wail' on Thursday or Friday this week, that MoD are putting the Army on Standby to drive Tankers if the 4 day Shell Tanker Drivers escalate this strike to all Tanker Drivers.

    Where are they going to find the experienced and qualified Troops to do this? Unless they use RAF fuel Bowser Drivers as part of this.

    It has also been reported that MPs are going a 4 day strike in support of their £23,000-00 a year pay claim increase...

    ....the Public have been asked not to panic...! :p