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British Army draws up plan to send 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Posted By admin On September 22, 2009 @ 10:07 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Michael Evans and Giles Whittell
London Times [1]
Tuesday, Sept 22nd, 2009

Britain is making plans to send up to 1,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to meet the call for reinforcements made by the US commander in Kabul.

The troops would be Britain’s contribution to a military surge called for by General Stanley McChrystal, who commands Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan, some details of which were leaked to an American newspaper yesterday.

A similar surge in troop numbers was credited with turning the tide in the war against insurgents in Iraq.

An extra 1,000 troops, the equivalent of a battlegroup, would increase Britain’s military presence to about 10,000. Britain’s force is already the second biggest after the US, which has 62,000 troops in Afghanistan and will increase this to 68,000 by the autumn.

In a choreographed plan by the Pentagon and the MoD, Nato would be requested for up to 30,000 extra troops to support the new strategy recommended by General McChrystal. Most of the reinforcements would come from the US.

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[3] Extra 4,000 US Troops To Head For Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/extra-4000-us-troops-to-head-for-afghanistan.html

[4] US wants more Nato troops for new Afghanistan surge: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-wants-more-nato-troops-for-new-afghanistan-surge.html

[5] No British troops for Obama ‘surge’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-british-troops-for-obama-surge.html

[6] Classified McChrystal Report: 500,000 Troops Will Be Required Over Five Years in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/classified-mcchrystal-report-500000-troops-will-be-required-over-five-years-in-afghanistan.html

[7] Obama Secretly Authorizes 13,000 More Troops to Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-secretly-authorizes-13000-more-troops-to-afghanistan.html

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