NATO Sending Additional 7000 Troops

NATO has pledged to send an additional 7000 troops to Afghanistan with “more to come.”   The pledge came from NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.  It’s 3000 less than the U.S. requested.

‘At a news conference, Mr. Rasmussen said the injection of a total of 37,000 American and allied forces into the fight against the Taliban next year would have a “powerful effect” and he pledged that Afghanistan would not be allowed to “fall back into the hands” of what he called terrorists and extremists. “That is not going to happen,” he said.’  –NY Times

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