Latest news: Thurday 23 March

Government continues to bat off calls for SAS inquiry - RNZ

Former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp's SAS comments informed by TV, Bill English says - NZ Herald

Raid deaths were not justified, Afghan doctor says - RNZ

Nicky Hager brings spirited conversation to Nelson cafe - Stuff

Radio silence from Defence Force on Hit & Run claims - RNZ

Gordon Campbell on war crimes and the Afghan insurgency - Werewolf

Hit and Run is not ‘war as usual’ - The Spinoff

Prime Minister concedes uncertainty now around civilian casualties in SAS raid - One News

Hager on tour - Metro

New Zealand’s First “Revenge Raid” – Surafend, Palestine, 1918 - Bowalley Road

Doubt grows over denials of civilian deaths in SAS raid in Afghanistan - NZ Herald

Labour promises Afghanistan enquiry if elected - RNZ

Editorial: SAS claims require full investigation  - The Press

Kris Gledhill: Inquiry right answer to raid claims - NZ Herald

Helen Clark and John Key share the blame for the fiasco in Afghanistan - The daily Blog

English 'still not rushing into inquiry', says former defence minister has no new information - Stuff

Ex-Defence Minister accepts civilians died in raid, but says no war crimes committed - The Wireless

Former SAS commander doubts an inquiry would reveal much - RNZ

Nicky Hager releases new book 'Hit and Run' - 95bFM

Mapp denies soldiers guilty of war crimes - NZ Newswire

Book Alleges Coverup of New Zealand SAS Soldiers Involved in Afghanistan War Crimes - Foreign Affairs

Call for inquiry after Hager-Stephenson book - Otago Daily Times

Former Defence Minister denies soldiers guilty of war crimes - Yahoo New Zealand

Defence Force still insisting no civilian deaths - RNZ

Editorial: A glaring need for answers - Stuff

We need an inquiry - No Right Turn

Authors of new book call for full inquiry into SAS 'betrayal' allegations - Pacific Media Centre

Former defence minister rejects Afghan war crimes claims - RNZ

Soper: War crime allegations in Hager book- NZ Herald

NZ Defence Force praised despite recent allegations - Newstalk ZB

Wayne Mapp does not deny civilian deaths in botched raid - The Standard

Afterglow: Hit & Run: The NZ SAS in Afghanistan & the meaning of honour by Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson - Unity Books