31 Jul 2020

'Hit and Run' author on Operation Burnham inquiry findings

From Midday Report, 12:12 pm on 31 July 2020

The Defence Force knew it may have injured or killed civilians, including a child, in Afghanistan but continued to tell the public and its Minister otherwise.

The government has just released the findings of the inquiry into Operation Burnham, which looks at allegations made in the book 'Hit and Run'. 

The attorney general, David Parker, says although there was no organised strategy to cover up the facts, the Defence Force misled the public and Ministers between 2010 and 2017. 

Māni Dunlop speaks to one of the authors of 'Hit and Run', Jon Stephenson.