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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 10:13 PM
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UK might not meet troop cut promise
Source: Associated Press

UK might not meet troop cut promise
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - The British government may not meet its promise to slash troop levels in Iraq to 2,500 by the summer, defense officials indicated Tuesday.

A report, meanwhile, revealed that the cost for Britain of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan almost doubled in the last year to more than $6 billion.

In October, Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised to cut the number of British troops in Iraq to 2,500 half the level at the time starting in the spring. Officials said then that the cut would be completed by mid-2008.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Defense said officials hoped to reduce troop numbers currently about 4,100 "over the coming months," but gave no figure and no timetable.






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smiley_glad_hands Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 10:14 PM
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1. Gee, just six billion, huh? eom
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