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Newly elected French president promised 2012 Afghanistan pull out

From Washington Post:

...Upping the political ante, Hollande has already said he plans to formally tell the Atlantic alliance that France will withdraw its remaining 3,600 troops in Afghanistan a year earlier than that.

He acknowledged the quick pullout would give logistical hassles to French troops. Advisers say Hollande would try to minimize the fallout on the allies who would need to take up the slack in the area where French forces are deployed...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/hollandes-france-...

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So he pulls out troops from

So he pulls out troops from Afghan so he can afford to lower the retirement age, hire 60,000 teachers and raise the minimum wage instead of getting out of debt. RIP France

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