Generally speaking, the public are reliant on what they are told by the media - newspapers, BBC, ITN, C4, etc - for news on any subject, especially in respect of Afghanistan - why we are there, the reasons for the losses of personnel in our Armed Forces, incompetence where equipment procurement is concerned, apparent failure of equipment, etc etc.
For any readers of this blog - even for any readers of any blog - one cannot but do better than to direct anyone interested to the Defense of the Realm website - link available in my blogroll. Having read Defense of the Realm, any one will immediately question the 'expertise' and 'capability' of our 'journalists' to accurately and faithfully report events.
Most definitely - required reading!
4 hours ago