Afghan politician asks for SAS to be more involved in security
Updated at 9:32 am on 19 July 2011
Originally aired on Nine To Noon, Tuesday 19 July 2011
The Deputy Speaker of the Afghan Parliament, Khalid Pashtoon, wants international troops like New Zealand's SAS to be more involved in the country's security operations, rather than just playing a mentoring role. The politicking over the role of foreign troops in Afghanistan comes as US General David Petraeus begins handing over command of foreign troops in Afghanistan.