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Australia to Pull Troops Out of Afghanistan

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to declare an end to his country’s longest war.  Abbott said the return to Australia of more than 1,000 troops before Christmas would be “bittersweet” because Afghanistan remained a dangerous place where many foreign soldiers had died.   Speaking at a special ceremony at the Australian-run base in Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province, Prime Minister Abbott announced the end of his nation’s longest military ...

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