David Fisher: Issues for the Hit & Run Inquiry

The Big Read: Behind the secrecy of the NZSAS, these are the issues the Hit & Run inquiry will investigate

Our military and two of its most studious observers are both likely to experience discomfort before the inquiry into allegations in the Hit & Run book is finished.

No public agency likes being pulled into an inquiry and the NZ Defence Force is less accustomed than most to have its activities and motives questioned.

Inquiries are institutionally exhausting, and tend to be an opportunity for careers to end rather than to be enhanced.

There will be little joy in having to explain to civilians how our NZSAS engaged with the anarchic battlefield Afghanistan was during our time in the country.

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