Colonel Richard Kemp
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Libya crisis: UK Apaches could 'unlock stalemate'

The government has given permission for Nato to use the UK's Apache attack helicopters in Libya if they are needed.

The helicopters allow for swifter attacks on a wider range of smaller targets in urban areas.

The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, Col Richard Kemp, said the "incredibly effective" machines would enable "rebel forces to... unlock a situation of comparative stalemate".

  • 27 May 2011
  • From the section UK
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