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Afghanistan to dominate day two of NATO talks

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Afghanistan to dominate day two of NATO talks


After a day of talks on Kosovo yesterday NATO concludes its two-day summit today with Afghanistan dominating affairs.

They have already officially decided troops in Kosovo will be cut by 4000 by January, bringing the peace keeping force down to 10,000. NATO is close to being overstretched, and the security situation in Kosovo appears to warrant the reduction. “Everyone’s aware that Spain co-ordinated military plans for a withdrawal, which all went perfectly well. I got evidence. And that is something Spain, as well as other countries, has requested, that there should be a smaller presence of forces throughout the deterrent phase. So Spain is pleased,” said Spain’s Defence minister Carme Chacon. America hopes the withdrawal will free up manpower for Afghanistan but very few NATO members currently appear keen to send fresh troops there.

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