200 bomb experts for Afghanistan, but 200 other troops out!

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  1. From The Times
    August 31, 2009
    Extra 200 bomb experts for Afghanistan, but 200 other troops will come home

    Michael Evans, Defence Editor
    The number of British troops in Afghanistan is to stay at 9,000 despite a pledge from Gordon Brown to send 200 more roadside-bomb specialists and to increase the number of Afghan army trainers, defence officials have revealed.

    The announcements from the Prime Minister during his brief visit to Helmand on Saturday appeared not to have been clarified in advance with the Ministry of Defence, even though Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the Chief of the Defence Staff, was on the same trip.
  2. Well Brown did not say "more" as in increment to the in theatre numbers. It just sounded that way in the News !. That man is so slippery.