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Friday, December 14, 2007

Canada plans to keep a base in Kandahar until 2015, The Canadian Press, December 14, 2007.

OTTAWA — The Foreign Affairs Department has developed plans to keep a Canadian provincial reconstruction base in Kandahar until at least 2015, federal officials say.

The department has also started recruiting diplomatic staff to fill posts at the base for one-year assignments that stretch beyond Parliament's self-imposed deadline of February, 2009, for an end to the military mission.

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