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Questions being asked about keeping military as part of RAMSI

Questions being asked about keeping military as part of RAMSI

Updated 6 April 2012, 7:53 AEST

It is now nearly nine years since the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, RAMSI arrived there to help return law, order and governance.

It started as almost military type intervention led by Australia, with soldiers playing a major role in getting guns out of the community and providing a security cover. But now, nine years on, many there and elsewhere are saying it is time for the military to leave.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Paul Swain. Chief Fire Officer ACT

Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Smith. Commmander of RAMSI military deployment

Clive Bullied. Australian Army Reservist

Profesor Clive Moore. Historian Queensland University

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