A squadron of SAS and SBS soldiers have been deployed on the ground in Libya for over a month according to reports, with more on standby to deploy.
Around 250 UKSF soldiers and their support are believed to have been on the ground in Libya since before the UN resolution declaring a no fly zone came into effect. This is despite chancelor George Osborne claiming that no ground troops would be involved in operations to curb colonol Ghadaffis strikes on rebel positions.
The involvement comes at a time when British forces are stretched thinner than ever before with continuing operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other areas around the world. It can only be a matter of time before the fabric holding our forces together breaks down in one or more of these areas of operational responsibility with what could concievably become a devastating loss of life.
So far it is a testament to the standards of training afforded to the British soldier that we are losing so few in combat, although each casualty is one too many.
Another incidence of deciet over military matters by the British government proving that no matter what the colour of rosette they wear our politicians are far from trustworthy.
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