The Government has temporarily extended another of its military deployments to the Middle East, setting up a cluster of crucial decisions to be made before the end of the year.
The Government has said that it will make a decision on the future of New Zealand’s deployment in Afghanistan by September 30th. A decision on deployment in Iraq will be made by November. Thomas Coughlan reports.
New Zealand is weighing up whether to send more troops to Afghanistan after receiving a request from NATO, Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed.