Friday, November 28, 2008

NATO expects Obama to provide more troops for Afghanistan

Senior NATO military officials say they anticipate that the incoming US administration of Barack Obama will send reinforcements to fill gaps in the capabilities of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. ISAF still faces shortages in manoeuvre forces; operational mentor and liaison teams (OMLTs); rotary-wing aircraft; intelligence, surveillance, target acquistion and reconnaissance assets (unmanned aerial vehicles); and aerial medical evacuation, said Air Marshal Christopher H Moran, deputy commander of Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum (the operational command in charge of ISAF), speaking to a NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) Defence and Security Committee meeting in Valencia on 15 November

[first posted to - 20 November 2008]

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