Troops have inferior equipment
It’s never a good idea to go to war with an army that is badly equipped but our government have done just that. According to General Sir Michael Rose our troops are being sent to war less well-equipped than they were 40 years ago.
I don’t think we were fighting two wars 40 years ago either but thankfully we are slowly withdrawing from Iraq unfortunately those troops won’t have long to rest and be with their families before they are sent to sunny Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. I bet they are enjoying fighting for us with inferior equipment and being treated like shit by the government.