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Families of dead troops ask Chilcot to confront Brown

The Times, 4 March 2010
Publié le : 4 mars 2010
 Deborah Haynes 

"The families of troops who were killed in poorly protected Land Rovers have urged the Iraq inquiry to challenge Gordon Brown tomorrow on his funding of frontline forces.

"They want answers because no one in Government has ever explained why the Snatch Land Rover was not replaced in Iraq and Afghanistan once it became clear that it was vulnerable to roadside bombs.

"Jocelyn Cockburn, a lawyer acting for relatives including Susan Smith, whose son, Phillip Hewett, was killed with two others by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Iraq in 2005, wants Sir John Chilcot, the inquiry chairman, to focus on whether Mr Brown jeopardised soldiers' lives by cutting funding and forcing them to travel in the unsuitable vehicles."

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