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I am now going to read you a few different arguments that have been made as to why Australia should remain militarily involved in Afghanistan. For each one please tell me whether you personally agree or disagree it is a reason why Australia should remain militarily involved in Afghanistan.

This question was asked in 2011.

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If Australia and its allies withdrew from Afghanistan Afghan women might have their rights seriously violated by an extremist government
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24
Australia participated in the invasion of Afghanistan, so we have an obligation to stay on until the job is done
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42
Australia is a US ally and we should stay in Afghanistan as long as the United States does, so the US will continue to regard us as a reliable ally
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61
If Australia's military withdraws from Afghanistan there is a higher risk that terrorists will be able to mount an attack against Australian civilians in Australia or elsewhere around the world
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