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More Say On Afghanistan

  • February 18th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc2.jpgThe Australian Defence Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon, says NATO will give him information previously withheld on strategic planning, before the alliance holds top level talks on Afghanistan this April. … Read More »

Demand On NATO For More Say

  • February 11th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc.jpgAustralia has demanded a change in relations with the NATO alliance so that it gets full consultations on the use of is troops in Afghanistan.

The Defence Minister in the new federal government, Joel Fitzgibbon, said he expected consultation would begin; following his return to Australia (12.2.08) from a meeting of Defence Ministers of countries contributing to the Afghanistan international force, held last week in Lithuania. … Read More »

Security Study Wants Stepped-up Afghanistan Effort

  • February 7th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghan-australians-2008.jpgPressure for an upgrading and reorganisation of the international military and development effort in Afghanistan has been accentuated in a new research report from the International Crisis Group — joining demands for a stepped-up involvement by European armed forces. … Read More »

Australia Wants Change As Afghanistan Allies Meet

  • February 6th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc1.jpgThe Australian Defence Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon (picture), said he would support changes in the way the NATO-led Afghanistan campaign was being run — on the eve of a meeting of the allied Defence Ministers, this week in Lithuania.

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