PM 'will listen to Army demands'
Demands for more equipment to protect UK forces in Afghanistan from roadside bombs will be considered, the government has promised.
The head of the British army, Gen Sir Richard Dannatt, says he is compiling a "shopping list" including surveillance and intelligence equipment.
Downing Street says the PM will take decisions in "light of military advice" and review troop levels with allies.
He has no other options as the British public and the oppositions on his back. This has been made so serious the officers messes on the field will be sent silver polish to clean the regimental silver. Joking a side our boys can do with all the help and assistance they can get and if it does save lives that will be a deserved bonus.
But this is war and the enemy is very canny and have an history of adapting their tactics to cause mahemn and damage to their enemy. What ever extra protection against roadside bombs is provided the hill tribesmen will find a weak point by experimentation. The Russians when in occupation tore their hair out in frustration.
Extra helicopters will only make extra targets to be shot down. This is not Viatnam its an entirely a different kind of war where only ground troops will win. There will be many deaths that is the price of winning ground, battles and the total campiagn