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Britain ready to send 2000 more troops to Afghanistan - (Change?)
1.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 27 Mar 2009 Fri 07:19 pm

The head of the Army is ready to send up to 2,000 extra troops to Afghanistan amid fears that the US-led mission will struggle without significant reinforcements.

General Sir Richard Dannatt told The Times yesterday that elements of 12 Mechanised Brigade — which had been training for deployment to Iraq but were later stood down — had been “earmarked for Afghanistan”.

Downing Street is involved in discussions about a surge. An increase of about 2,000 would take Britain’s troop strength to 10,000. Any decision would require Cabinet approval.

President Obama will announce today an extra 17,000 US troops and a big rise in civilian officials as part of his new strategy in Afghanistan. He will also announce a plan to double the size of the Afghan National Army, with US units training more recruits, and increased aid to fight militants in neighbouring Pakistan.

American and British efforts to persuade other Nato countries to contribute have so far drawn a blank. John Hutton, the Defence Secretary, said yesterday that Europe must play a bigger role and that it was also in Britain’s interests “to do more”. Ministers and defence chiefs are ready for Mr Obama to make a formal request for more British troops, possibly before Nato’s 60th anniversary summit in Strasbourg next week. They are also prepared to make an announcement before such a request arrives.



Edited (3/28/2009) by tamikidakika

2.       CANLI
5084 posts
 28 Mar 2009 Sat 01:08 am

Havent they said they will withdraw from Ýraq because interfering in other country´s afair was a mistake ?

Ýs Afghanistan not a mistake YET ?!


Edited (3/28/2009) by CANLI [adding the article link]
Edited (3/28/2009) by CANLI [Not]

3.       adana
416 posts
 30 Mar 2009 Mon 02:46 am


Quoting CANLI

Havent they said they will withdraw from Ýraq because interfering in other country´s afair was a mistake ?

Ýs Afghanistan not a mistake YET ?!



 more troops-more loss...Russians did not win,Americans will not either..

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