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Tue, 21 Aug 2012

Dangerous for New Zealand troops to stay closer to their Bamiyan base - former Afghan commander Richard Hall

Former New Zealand Afghan Commander Richard Hall tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush restricting New Zealand troops to "safe" missions close to their base would allow the Taleban free reign in MAbiyan - making it even more dangerous for the New Zealand soldiers. 21 August, 2012

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