The Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell has called for the Government to review its strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan following the revelation that British troops in Afghanistan are more likely to be killed in action that at any time since the Second World War.
The Daily Mail reports:
Soldiers are being killed in such numbers that if the current level continues the losses will be greater than among U.S. troops in Vietnam.
One in 36 would not survive a six-month tour of duty – a more chilling toll than experienced in the Falklands or the Korean War.
LibDem leader Sir Menzies Campbell said the Government needed to review its strategy in both Iraq and Afghanistan “before the death toll rises further.”
He added: “These statistics are deeply saddening, above all because they represent personal tragedies for hundreds of British families.
“But they are also an indictment of a Government which has no clear idea how to get British forces home without further heavy loss of life.”