Tuesday, February 20, 2007

7,000 Troops to Come Home; 3,000 by Xmas

by Ken Houghton

However, they will be British, not American:
Mr Blair is due to make a statement about the 7,000 British troops serving in Iraq at the Commons on Wednesday.

The BBC's James Landale said 1,500 troops were expected to return home in months, rising to 3,000 by Christmas.

Continuing my effort to calculate the actual increase, I believe that cuts the number to 18,500. Will someone—presumably Australian Prime Minister John Howard, be sending more troops to make up the difference?

UPDATE: Denmark to pull 450. Where are the Aussie replacements?

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