From the Times.. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2251664,00.html Generals tell Blair: reinforce Afghan mission By Philip Webster, Michael Evans and Tim Albone in Kabul BRITAINâS top generals appealed for the deployment of more planes and helicopters to Afghanistan yesterday, amid deepening alarm over the predicament of British troops there. Sources close to Tony Blair said that he now considered the situation in Afghanistan to be âvery dangerousâ Although the US troop level of 23,000 will be maintained after responsibility for the south of the country has been handed over, the British Government is seeking greater military and political support from its other allies. Ministers say that both Spain, which has just 600 troops in Afghanistanâs relatively safe west, and Germany, which has 2,200 in the north, could do more. British sources add that the US made Natoâs task far harder by launching one of its biggest military operations against the Taleban only weeks before Nato takes over. Operation Mountain Thrust had wrecked British plans for a hearts and minds campaign to be based on reconstruction. There is also growing concern that the Nato force is too small and ill-equipped for the task it faces.