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NATO to Contribute 7,000 Troops to Afghanistan

NATO has responded to the new strategy for the war in Afghanistan by pledging 7,000 more troops. President Obama unveiled the new strategy on Tuesday December 1, when he mentioned that NATO would be adding 5,000 to 7,000 troops to the efforts. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO secretary-general, said that Afghanistan would “not fall back into the hands of extremists.” He suggested NATO send more troops than the 7,000 currently pledged.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Europe to ask the NATO allies to contribute the troops to help train Afghan forces. Exact numbers for troops per country will be announced after a conference on Afghanistan in London scheduled for January 28.

See NY Times for more.


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