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The Australian government has also committed to spending about $100 million a year on the Afghan national forces, Mr Abbott said.
It's understood the Coalition government will stick by its target of 12,000 job cuts over the next four years but wants to target the job losses to match the Coalition's policies and ensure the cuts don't undermine priority tasks.
"Nevertheless, if you look at the benefits for our country, for Afghanistan, and for the wider world, my conclusion is yes, it has been worth it."
We're currently withdrawing AUS troops from afghan anyways. Think this happened a day before the deficit?
I do know they're coming home for Christmas though.