New helicopters for Afghanistan no guarantee of soldiers' safety

I contributed to this CTV news report today on the government’s acquisition of helicopters for Afghanistan. When our report on Canadian casualties was released in 2006, many people felt that helicopters would save lives. But as I did then, today I pointed out that helicopters are vulnerable too, and many coalition troops have been killed in previous helicopters downings in Afghanistan.

Tags: Afghanistan, Chinooks, CTV, Helicopters, Steven Staples