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    British SAS commander in Afghanistan quits over bad equipment http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gp- k3HEPeaIEYGB6cdmMcCerEVuA LONDON — A British
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2008
      British SAS commander in Afghanistan quits over bad equipment
      http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gp-
      k3HEPeaIEYGB6cdmMcCerEVuA


      LONDON — A British newspaper says the commander of the Special Air
      Service in Afghanistan has resigned over the poor standard of
      equipment given to troops.

      The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that Maj. Sebastian Morley has
      quit over what he claims is chronic under investment in armoured
      vehicles.

      It said he blames poor equipment for the deaths of at least four of
      his troops.

      The newspaper quoted a resignation letter in which Morley attacked
      the use of lightly armoured Land Rover vehicles, which are regarded
      as vulnerable to roadside bombs.

      The Defence Ministry confirmed Morley's resignation, but declined to
      comment on his allegations.

      The ministry says it is spending 700 million pounds, or $1.35 billion
      Cdn, on new armoured vehicles.

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