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United Nations

22 February 2003

Age (Melbourne)

The young soldier, sweating in his uniform in the hot sun, is answering questions from the public about the Iroquois Bushranger helicopter. Its purpose is to suppress ground fire, he says. By shooting at them? Well yes, but this has not been used "in anger" since the Vietnam War. "Hopefully, in the future, it will only ever be used for training, to help us to keep the peace. That's all we wanna do," he says in a resigned voice. The Bushranger, among dozens of other... (

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