Canada funding Afghan military

Prime Minister Stephen Harper reaffirmed the end date for Canada's mission in Afghanistan as 2014, the Canadian Press reported. Mr. Harper made the comments on May 21 at the end of the NATO summit in Chicago. The prime minister also announced that Canada would give $110 million a year for three years to support the Afghan military. It is expected that the annual cost for the military will be $4.1 billion. NATO will still act as an advisory body after 2014.

Published: Wednesday, 05/23/2012 12:00 am EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper reaffirmed the end date for Canada's mission in Afghanistan as 2014, the Canadian Press reported. Mr. Harper made the comments on May 21 at the end of the NATO summit in Chicago. The prime minister also announced that Canada would give $110 million a year for three years to support the Afghan military. It is expected that the annual cost for the military will be $4.1 billion. NATO will still act as an advisory body after 2014.

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