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Cameron: Afghan w/d only after basic security met

Cameron: Afghan w/d only after basic security met

British Conservative leader David Cameron has told The Associated Press that his country's troops should only be withdrawn from Afghanistan after it has achieved a "basic level of security."
Asked about President Barack Obama's target to start bringing down U.S. troop levels in July 2011, Cameron said: "We've got to have a timetable that's about achieving success, rather than drawing too many artificial deadlines in the sand."
"We all want to bring our troops home, but I think what we need first is to make sure there's a basic level of security," he said Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. "We build up the Afghan national army, we build up its capacity to govern itself. The sooner we do that the sooner we come home."


Updated : 2021-06-19 23:48 GMT+08:00