NATO allies resist calls for more troops in Afghanistan

Number of British troops in Afghanistan should be

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  • Remain unchanged

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  • Slightly bigger

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  • On Turkish level

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115...ding_forces;_ylt=AlNVuusYRWIKNB18aehK8Epw24cA

All 26 NATO nations have soldiers in Afghanistan and all agree the mission is their top priority. But the refusal of European allies to send more combat troops is forcing an already stretched U.S. military to fill the gap, and straining the Western alliance.
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The refusal to deploy to Afghanistan's dangerous south and east has opened a rift with Britain, Canada, the Netherlands and others which, along with the United States, have borne the brunt of Taliban violence.
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In a statement, the Pentagon said it "will work intensively with allies and partners to ensure all outstanding ISAF requirements are filled and the need for future extraordinary deployments by the U.S. or any ally and partner is minimized."
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Turkey has NATO's second-largest military but keeps just 1,200 soldiers in Afghanistan based around Kabul.
 

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