Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010

Afghans plan increase in security forces

January 21, 2010


— The Afghan government and its international partners agreed Wednesday to significantly increase the country’s security forces and outlined plans to lure Taliban militants from the fight in a bid to turn the tide of the war.

A joint panel of officials from Afghanistan, the U.N. and troop-contributing nations approved plans to train more than 100,000 more security forces by the end of next year.

The decision comes ahead of a Jan. 28 conference in London, which is aimed at boosting international support for Afghanistan in the face of a resurgent Taliban and complaints about runaway corruption in President Hamid Karzai’s government.


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