The Resource Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson

Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson

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Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour
Title
Hit & run
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the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour
Statement of responsibility
Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson
Title variation
Hit and run
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the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour
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Language
eng
Summary
"In August 2010, a New Zealand soldier died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. In retaliation, the New Zealand SAS led a raid on two isolated villages in search of the fighters they suspected were responsible. They all knew the rules. Prior to firing weapons, their freshly issued orders said, 'the commander approving the strike must determine that no civilians are present.' If they could not assess whether civilians were present, firing was prohibited. But it all went horribly wrong. None of the fighters were found but, by the end of the raid, 21 civilians were dead or wounded. Most were children or women, including a three-year old girl who was killed. A dozen houses had been burnt or blown up. The operation was personally approved by the prime minister via phone from New Zealand. More missions against the group of fighters and more potential crimes of war followed, including the beating and torture of a prisoner. Afterwards no one took responsibility. The New Zealand military denied the facts and went to great lengths to cover things up. This book is the story of those events. It is, at heart, about the meaning of honour; about who we want to be and what we believe in as New Zealanders" --Cover
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NZWPM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson
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Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacontent
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ocn978252983
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24 cm.
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Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780947503390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)978252983

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