Afghanistan Inquiry Now Inevitable - Dunne
24 March 2017
Afghanistan Inquiry Now Inevitable -
UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne says an
inquiry into allegations New Zealand SAS forces were
involved in an incident that led to civilian deaths in
Afghanistan now seems inevitable.
“In the wake of
the comments in the Hagar book ‘Hit and Run’ there has
been a rising fog of confusion, about what may or may not
“Recollections now seem to vary
sharply, and I think it is inevitable some form of inquiry
will be necessary to clarify and resolve these.
“New Zealanders are rightly proud of the reputation of
our SAS and Armed Forces generally, and do not wish to see
that diminished, so they deserve open reassurance that our
forces have not behaved inappropriately.
current saga of claim and counter-claim will not provide
that, therefore some form of independent inquiry is
appropriate,” Mr Dunne says.
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