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David Cameron set to decide on Afghanistan withdrawal timetable

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/11/2012

Nick Hopkins

David Cameron is expected to rule on the scale and scope of the British military withdrawal from Afghanistan over the next two years when he chairs a meeting on Tuesday of the national security council.
A series of plans will be presented by the chief of the defence staff, General Sir David Richards, and the prime minister will agree in principle the favoured timetable, which will also determine how many British personnel remain in Afghanistan after 2014.
One scenario with widespread military support involves keeping troop numbers stable at 9,000 until September next year, the end of the next "fighting season", and then withdrawing 8,000 personnel over the following 12 months.
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"David Cameron set to decide on Afghanistan withdrawal timetable", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 30/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-set-to-decide-on-afghanistan-withdrawal-timetable