Infantry could help SAS in Afghanistan

Sep 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Australian: Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon will consider sending Australian infantry into combat roles in Afghanistan to ease the burden on the elite SAS unit.

In the wake of a warning in The Australian today from NATO’s new top commander in Afghanistan that the international coalition is “struggling to win” and about 15,000 more troops are needed, Mr Fitzgibbon said he would not be increasing troop numbers in the region.

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