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Debating the Timetable of Retreat
Two articles published today present starkly different views of the justification for Australians paying the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.The debate follows a spike in the number of Australian army personnel deaths in Afghanistan. The toll is now at 27.
In The Age, the Lowy Institute’s Raoul Heinrichs describes the conflict as hopeless. He argues that leaving Afghanistan in 2014, which is the government’s…
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