New Zealand To Pull Troops From Afghanistan

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. ]


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