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Extra EU troops may not be needed in Afghanistan - Clinton

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Extra EU troops may not be needed in Afghanistan - Clinton

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told Euronews she believes there may be no major need for more EU troops to be sent to Afghanistan.

Yesterday, NATO’s Secretary General called for more European forces to be deployed – but Clinton said in the wake of the US decision to send 17 thousand additional personnel and four thousand military trainers, their services may not be called for: ‘‘I don’t know that we need very many or more European troops, some countries have already said they intend to send some troops but as I say there are so many different ways to participate. The training of the Afghan National Army is just as important as troops from a European country because the faster we can stand up a well equipped, well trained Afghan National Army the sooner our troops can come home and the sooner the Afghans can attend to their own security.’‘