Afghan withdrawal speeded up

David Cameron has announce that 3,800 troops are to be pulled out of Afghanistan by the end of next year - almost having the size of the British presence there - in a speeding up of the withdrawal.

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PM announces 3,800 troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan

Prime Minister David Cameron outlined the Government's plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan after 2014, but the plans to scale down troop numbers, and make those plans public, have been criticised. Former Army Officer and Conservative MP Patrick Mercer said:

"One thing you don't do, is announce for political reasons, what you are up to militarily, that is dangerous."

Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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