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Security expert: Doubts New Zealand troops will be sent to Afghanistan

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Publish Date
Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 7:57am
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Security expert: Doubts New Zealand troops will be sent to Afghanistan

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 7:57am

Afghanistan will be on the Government's agenda today.

Taliban fighters have swept into the capital Kabul forcing thousands to flee the city, including Afghan's president.

This morning's Cabinet meeting will discuss how New Zealand could potentially help evacuate civilians who helped this country in the past.

Meanwhile, an international security expert doubts the United States or the UN, will ask us to send troops to Afghanistan.

Massey University's Dr Negar Partow told Kate Hawkesby the circumstances are different for New Zealand's last deployment.

“There needs to be a coalition of willing, there needs to be some kind of discussion for the UN level for any form of invasion or military engagement with Taliban, and I can't see any determination or will, even from Americans.”

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