NZ Defence Force deployment to Iraq, likely to be below budget on cheaper living costs

Jonathan Underhill
Thu, 24 Mar 2016

By Jonathan Underhill March 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's two-year military deployment to Iraq to train security forces fighting Islamic State is likely to come in below budget because living costs at Camp Taji are tracking at about half the estimated amount. More than 100 New Zealand troops, including trainers and those providing security for the trainers, have been deployed to Camp Taji, near the capital city of Baghdad as part of the Building Partner Capacity training mission with Australia. A review of the first nine months of the...

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