NZ Herald: NZDF again makes a critical error in trying to get its story straight on the controversial NZSAS raid

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NZDF has admitted yet another bungle in its response to the controversial NZSAS raid – the latest in a string of errors after claims it covered up civilian deaths and injuries.

This time the mistake is in an email to the Beehive which told the government the operation was given the go ahead on the basis “the rules of engagement required no collateral damage” – a statement the Defence Force now says was wrong.

The initial statement contradicted comments by Chief of the Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating when he publicly addressed claims raised in the book Hit & Run 14 months ago.

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