Colonel Stuart Tootal
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Para colonel rejects leaked criticism of UK troops

According to US government documents released on the Wikileaks website, American officials have said the British "were not up to the task" of securing Helmand province - and their tactics were a failure in some other areas.

Col Stuart Tootal, a former commander of 3 Para who has served in Afghanistan, rejected the criticism as out-dated, unrepresentative and unhelpful to the mission in Afghanistan.

  • 03 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK
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