From zero to a thousand

Whatever the Prime Minister said in January, and what the Foreign Affairs Minister dismissed in June, the government is now said to be thinking about leaving a thousand soldiers in Afghanistan—about a third of the size of our current deployment.

Up to 750 trainers and at least 200 support staff would work outside the combat zone at a training academy or large training facility for Afghan soldiers and police officers, the CBC’s James Cudmore reports. They would remain in Afghanistan until 2014 at the latest.

Susan Delacourt wonders where the Prime Minister is at this seemingly important moment.

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