MAPW analysis: Afghanistan election policies, 5 August 2010

Australia’s biggest current defence deployment is to Afghanistan. Yet in early August 2010, neither of the two major political parties in Australia had released their official foreign affairs policies, or made any clear statement regarding Australia’s military contribution in Afghanistan and our future involvement in the Afghanistan war. Only the Greens have a clear policy (to withdraw Australian troops).This 5 August 2010 MAPW document summarises statements since late June, and appends a list of sources. (see also our news story).