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Don't put Aussie troops at mercy of US diplomacy - Greens

Media Release
Christine Milne 10 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens have renewed calls for an accelerated withdrawal of Australian defence personnel from Afghanistan following news of ‪increased tensions between President Obama and President Karsai. 

"It's clear these tensions are making the situation for troops in Afghanistan more precarious and dangerous, and that's why I again call for Australian troops to be brought home as quickly as is safely possible," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.‪

"We must separate Australian defence policy from the American quagmire in Afghanistan.

"We cannot have our troops put at increased risk because of US diplomatic manoeuvring."

 

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