December 20, 2012

Britain Heads for the Exits in Afghanistan

Daily Telegraph, Daily Telegraph

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In the final Prime Minister’s Questions of the year, David Cameron confirmed that the withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan will proceed as planned. This conflict has cost the lives of 438 members of our Armed Forces and many more have been grievously injured: that an end to this conflict is finally in sight will be greeted with relief. The Prime Minister said that the troop withdrawal will take place in “two relatively even steps” – just under 4,000 coming home next year, the remaining 5,000 by the end of 2014, at which point all Nato operations in the country are scheduled to end.

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