Friday, September 08, 2006
NATO Seeks Reinforcement in Afghanistan
More Troops for Afghanistan? How long will this war go on, as the insurgency grows stronger?
NATO SEEKS REINFORCEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN
By Daniel Dombey in Mons, Belgium
Published: September 7 2006 10:34 Last updated: September 8 2006 14:48...
Nato’s top commander on Thursday called for up to 2,500 more soldiers to be sent to Afghanistan to fight a Taliban-led insurgency that has taken the military alliance by surprise.
General James Jones, Nato’s supreme allied commander, said the alliance’s 26 nations had failed to deliver fully on commitments to staff and equip its force in the country, where a bitter insurgency is raging in the south. He said much of the international strategy for Afghanistan’s reconstruction was on “life support”.
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