European members must match US troops in Afghanistan

#1
Nato’s new chief has called on its European members to find more troops for Afghanistan to stop the country becoming “a Grand Central Station of international terrorism”.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that he wanted a proper balance between Nato forces from North America and those from Europe to avoid the perception that the mission in Afghanistan was predominantly an American operation.

His remarks, on his first day in the job, came as Nato’s top commander in Afghanistan prepared to demand thousands more American troops, setting him on a collision course with the Obama administration.

Experts who have worked with General Stanley McChrystal on the Afghanistan strategy review say the American commander believes that thousands more troops are needed to save the mission.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6737551.ece
 
#2
Never happen in my lifetime. Witha few notable exceptions, most Europeans want the credit for being in Afganistan from the Seppos but don't want to actually pay the price.
 
#3
PartTimePongo said:
Nato’s new chief has called on its European members to find more troops for Afghanistan to stop the country becoming “a Grand Central Station of international terrorism”.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that he wanted a proper balance between Nato forces from North America and those from Europe to avoid the perception that the mission in Afghanistan was predominantly an American operation.

His remarks, on his first day in the job, came as Nato’s top commander in Afghanistan prepared to demand thousands more American troops, setting him on a collision course with the Obama administration.

Experts who have worked with General Stanley McChrystal on the Afghanistan strategy review say the American commander believes that thousands more troops are needed to save the mission.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6737551.ece
Game over then...'aint gonna appen'
 
#5
With a few exceptions most European members are gutless hangers on, taking all the benefits but none of the responsibilities of membership. This should spell the end for NATO as we know it.
 
#7
ALVIN said:
Is that a order, or a mere suggestion?
It's rather a traditional incantation sounded by newly appointed hierophant.
 

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