Saturday, January 19, 2008

Kit shortages put troops' lives at risk

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent Last Updated: 1:54am GMT 19/01/2008

Thousands of troops had their lives endangered when they were sent to Afghanistan without essential equipment due to Government dithering, a damning report obtained by The Daily Telegraph shows.
The revelation is contained in a document which forms part of the Board of Inquiry report into the death of paratrooper Capt James Philippson of 7 Para, Royal Horse Artillery, which it partially blames on shortages of vital kit including night vision goggles and machine guns.;jsessionid=MZ0CSGS4J4TTNQFIQMGCFF4AVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2008/01/19/ntroops119.xml

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