New Zealand says it will withdraw its small contingent of troops from Afghanistan a year earlier than planned.
Prime Minister John Key told reporters Tuesday that the 145 New Zealand troops stationed in Bamiyan province
will come home in late 2013 rather than 2014.
[ Big deal. That’s still 18 months away ]
New Zealand has stationed troops in the war-torn country since 2003,
with five dying there during that time.
[ I sometimes wonder if Mr Key even knows what they died for. ]