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A private security operative working in Afghanistan says the New Zealand military has to ‘beg for, borrow or steal’ equipment and it’s not just Humvees they’re cutting costs on.
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7/09/2012 4:38:11 p.m.
Now all of you want to complain, I suggest that you all waste your time on something els, what has happened has happened we as soldiers (real soldiers) will crack on. the loss has come a great price but our govt ant going to do much so instead of arguing who right and who's wrong why don't we all just get along thats what us soldier really want.
31/08/2012 10:20:55 p.m.
Give them tanks and attack helicopters or bring them home, the resource wars are shit anyway may as well spend the money on research for alternatives. Good on the NZDF Great to hear some soldiers comments.Watch The Oil Factor documentary, its available online.
31/08/2012 6:19:03 a.m.
Yes I have seen plenty of MRAP's thanks mate. They do not survive all IED's, UXO, Mines etc. Anyone who thinks MRAPs are the answer to the problem needs to do some research. Dont think anyone said gear was first rate or best in the AO but it sure aint the worst out there like it has been suggested by a few. But hey this is a media driven story so why let the truth get in the way of a good story.
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