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Mongolia May Pull Troops from Iraq as early as September PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 August 2008

Mongolia's National Security Council is discussing the possible pull-out of Mongolian troops from certain international peace-keeping missions, including the Polish-led peace-keeping force in Iraq. The pull-out could occur as early as September 15.  

The issue surfaced after Poland officially informed Mongolia of its decision to pull Polish peace-keeping troops out of Iraq by October 2008, a move announced by the new Polish government led by the Polish Liberal Party. At the same time, the Polish government said itwould continue to contribute troops to other EU foreign missions, including in Pakistan and Chad.   

In recent years, Mongolia has played an active role in international peacekeeping operations, deploying nearly 900 soldiers to war-plagued countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Mongolia sent its tenth peace-keeping mission to Iraq this year. Mongolian troops provide Force Protection at Camp Echo in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq.

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 1 Written by curious, on 2008-08-19 02:36:21, IP: 202.70.34.34
I am not sure whether Mongolian presence in Iraq made any difference at all, unless you can give tributes as to "second defeat of Iraq by Mongols". 
 
On the other hand, this is a wise and prompt move by Mongols right after the US-Polish declaration of the defense system installations. Sure, Russia will tolerate.
 2 Written by MNS062808, on 2008-08-19 09:13:43, IP: 207.200.116.131
I think it is commendable that Mongolia sent its assistance to Iraq. That they would now consider withdrawing now is their right. They have certainly fulfilled their mission. 
 
There needs to be a time when countries start withdrawing their troops and the Iraqis begin taking up more responsibility for their own country and its defense. Even though my country [US] has the most invested, there still needs to be a timetable for withdrawing for even our troops. 
I'm glad Mongolia has opted to begin such thoughts and possible actions. I wish my country was able to follow suit.  
So many of our young men and women need to be able to come home and have a life, not just one of soldiering.

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