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The US has urged its Nato allies to increase their troop levels in Afghanistan to fight the Taleban.
The comments were made by US Defence Secretary Robert Gates ahead of Thursday's Nato summit in Poland.
Meanwhile, America's top commander in Afghanistan predicted that the coming year would be "tough".
'Serious question marks'
"The [US] administration is prepared... to make additional commitments to Afghanistan, but there clearly will be expectations that the allies must do more as well," Mr Gates said.
He said Washington was especially keen for its allies to supply troops ahead of Afghanistan's presidential elections in August, adding that "the response so far has been disappointing".
He was speaking on board a US military plane en route to the two-day Nato meeting in Krakow.
She adds that Britain is also expected to add to that pressure on several Western European allies to shoulder a fairer share of the burden. Britain is the second biggest contributor to the Nato-led mission, with more than 8,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan.
Originally posted by jam321
I guess this is where we see how much the world likes Obama.
If he can't rally the world leaders to help out, he could have trouble with them in other areas. Afghanistan is getting interesting by the minute.
IMO, countries will avoid Afghanistan like the plague.