High on NZ’s military wishlist: the Drone!

In 2009 A report came out stating that the NZ military was salivating at the thought of having some drones to guard our national waters! I pointed out that these hellish machines would be equally handy to spy on the population. Here we are at the end of 2011 and I thought I’d give you […]

Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai accuses America over civilian deaths

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has risked a fresh rift with his Western supporters and condemned American forces for an air attack in which his government says 76 civilians were killed. By Angus McDowall Last Updated: 12:05AM BST 24 Aug 2008 The Afghan government says that at least 70 people including women and children were killed […]

US offensive in Afghanistan ‘kills 76 civilians’

U.S led coalition forces patrol the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan earlier this month Photo: AP But the death toll has been challenged by US forces, who said only 30 people, all of them Taliban fighters, lost their lives in today’s air strikes. Another Afghan government department, the defence ministry, said five civilians and 25 insurgents […]