Monday, February 25, 2008

Confidence in Afghanistan Military Mission Declining

The Dutch population is losing confidence in the success of their military mission to Afghanistan. An opinion poll carried out by the Ministry of Defense found that only 35% think that Dutch soldiers are able to fight the Taliban. In January the figure was 53%. In addition, only 32% think that the Dutch military mission is contributing to the rebuilding of Afghanistan, down from 47% in January. This decline in confidence is due to the killing of two Dutch soldiers by friendly fire.

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