Although British Prime Minister David Cameron had promised to keep over 9,000 troops in Afghanistan until 2014, it seems as though the PM’s tune has changed.
According to the UK Daily Mail, the British are puling out 4,000 troops by next year, in a mass exodus that will evacuate the UK troops one year before their proposed exit.
While it was already known that the British planned to evacuate the third world country by 2014, the fact that they are sucking out half of their forces a year early is news to US officials.
British defense secretary David Hammond, who is responsible for the exodus, believes that Afghan forces will be able to cope on their own without their help, which is effectively a cost-cutting measure for England, who continues to see their euro decline in value.
While the mass exodus of British Soldiers hinders the U.S.’s efforts to restore peace and Democracy in the middle east, it may pave the way for other participants to follow suit, something that the U.S. really doesn’t want.