Australia wants troops out of Afghanistan


This video is called Malalai Joya interview in the Ten Channel in Australia on March 12, 2007.

From AFP news agency:

20 October 2009 – 23H18

Australia seeks early Afghan pull-out: defence minister

Australia‘s defence minister Wednesday said he was hoping to wrap up military operations in Afghanistan as soon as possible, despite US and NATO moves for more troops to shore up the campaign.

Defence Minister John Faulkner said Australia was studying how to complete the mission in the “shortest time-frame”. Australia has about 1,500 troops in Afghanistan with no date set for their withdrawal. …

Faulkner admitted Australia’s move would affect the push by General Stanley McChrystal, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, for an Iraq-style troop “surge” against the increasingly powerful Taliban militia.

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