French troops expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of the year

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Austerity may not be the only policy scrapped in French President-Elect Franois Hollande’s administration. So too might be war. At this month’s NATO summit in Chicago – Hollande is expected to announce a full withdrawal of French troops in Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Hollande’s announcement goes against an agreement reached in 2010 by the NATO-led coalition to keep troops in Afghanistan through 2014. With more than 3,300 troops deployed in Afghanistan – France has the fifth largest military presence in the war effort – meaning their withdrawal could be a real problem for the coalition.

Or it could be a sign that the United States should do the same thing – declare victory and go home.

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