Name of deceased Australian soldier released
Name of deceased Australian soldier
Christchurch Police have released the name of
the Australian soldier who died after being struck by a
truck and trailer on SH1 near Burnham on Saturday 16
He was Duncan John Orr, aged 31, a resident of
Police enquiries into the fatality
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.