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Asked if it was important to protect interpreters working in Afghanistan, the PMS replied that the circumstances in Afghanistan and Iraq differ, that troops would be on the ground until 2015 and working to strengthen governance. The PMS said that the strategy in Afghanistan should lead to securing a more peaceful life for its citizens. The PMS also made clear that while Government had a strategy on immigration and asylum, anyone who put their life on the line for the UK would not be abandoned.

Put that tours of duty in Afghanistan may last longer, the PMS said that a tour of duty was usually 6 months and there were no plans to extend tours. PMS recognised that for some roles, especially command appointments, the postings lasted for 9-12 months.

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