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(AFP/Graphic)
A graphic on foreign troops in Afghanistan. NATO defence ministers gather
in Poland Thursday to reassess strategy on Afghanistan, as the United States
prepares to deploy 17,000 more troops to fight Taliban-led insurgents.

4 posted on 02/18/2009 1:39:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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A U.S. soldier with Alpha Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment provides security during a visit by his unit at Khas Kunar refugee camp, Kunar Province, eastern Afghanistan February 18, 2009. (Oleg Popov/Reuters)


U.S. soldiers prepare to go for a patrol in Ghazni province Februray 18, 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama, in his first major military decision as commander-in-chief, has ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan to tackle an intensifying insurgency, the White House said on Tuesday. (Shir Ahmad/Reuters)


7 posted on 02/18/2009 1:42:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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