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Australia reassesses Afghan effort

The move by Australia to redeploy 150 special forces to Afghanistan in time for the September elections has been dismissed by experts here as a largely symbolic move designed to keep the US off Canberra’s back – at least for now. With 17,000 US troops and 8,000 NATO troops already in the country, and Britain planning to boost its force strength to more than 1,000, Australia’s deployment is being dismissed here as a “pittance.” Full Story

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