Apparently Malcolm Turnbull is very concerned that the Government does not have an exit strategy for troops in Afghanistan. I imagine he was wearing his most serious face when made this announcement:

“We support our troops – we always have and we always will. But our troops need to understand, need to be told by our Government, as do the Australian people, exactly what the mission is,” he said.

I realise it was after the government of the day had committed our troops to Afghanistan, but when he entered Parliament MalcolmĀ  joined the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

Surely this august body would have enlightened him as to our exact mission in Afghanistan? Or has there been some radical change in our defence policy since then which I have completely missed?

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