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NATO Takes All Of Afghanistan

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posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 05:09 PM
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Today at a top NATO meeting in Slovenia it was decided to extend operations in Afghanistan to cover also the eastern parts of Afghanistan. This comes as a reaction to increased attacks from pro-Taliban militants. Musharraf has been blamed for the increased attacks because of his recent deal with the militants.


BBC: Nato to extend Afghan operations

28 September 2006



Nato has announced that it will extend its mission in Afghanistan to cover the whole of the insurgency-hit country. The move will take the alliance into the eastern parts of Afghanistan and bring up to 12,000 American troops under Nato command.

The decision to extend the alliance's security mission in Afghanistan was approved by Nato defence ministers meeting in Slovenia, spokesman James Appathurai said.

The Afghan and Pakistani presidents accuse each other of failing to act against the militants, with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai particularly criticising Gen Pervez Musharraf's deal with pro-Taleban militants. He says attacks have gone up and the US findings appeared to confirm this.

There were "in some cases two-fold, in some cases three-fold increases in the number of attacks," he said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This is an interesting move and I wonder what will come out of this. It's obvious that if they are not going to withdraw from Afghanistan they'll need more troops.

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[edit on 2006/9/28 by Hellmutt]




posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 07:25 PM
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I thought NATO had already taken over all operations in Afghanistan


Anyway, it's a shame that there seems to be a lack of military power and funding there because of Iraq



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 07:29 PM
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Unless it is composed of 3/4 of US Forces, it won`t make a difference. Notice that is how things are anyways. NATO is a US element, so I doubt it is they who are going to take it all on. Just a different way of getting Afghanistan out of the main light for some time. Make it sound like we arn't there, but we have been and will be the whole time.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Unless it is composed of 3/4 of US Forces, it won`t make a difference. Notice that is how things are anyways. NATO is a US element, so I doubt it is they who are going to take it all on. Just a different way of getting Afghanistan out of the main light for some time. Make it sound like we arn't there, but we have been and will be the whole time.


That seems to be been the case in the past and now, but this is time for the other NATo members to step up, and honour their agreement to protect eachother. Especially with countries like Germany who we could definitely use.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 08:08 PM
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Its only when NATO and US operations extend into Waziristan that we're going to see any results.



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