Ok, I'm going to make my point clear outright. I am against Australia going to war in Afghanistan, and I was against sending troops into Iraq, but, like most Australians, and hearing what happened to the Australian troops after coming home from Vietnam, I have always supported the Australians, and to some extent the US troops in this.
We have 1100 troops in Oruzgan province.
SAS Signaller Sean McCarthy was killed yesterday after succumbing to wounds from an IED.
I don't know if this will work for non-Australians, but this interactive display can tell you more about the Australians in Afghanistan.
McCarthy is the sixth soldier to have died in Afghanistan.
Rest in Peace
Lest We Forget