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NATO struggles with Afghanistan troops

America’s NATO allies have more than 2.5 million men and women in uniform, but the alliance formed six decades ago to confront Soviet might is struggling to muster 2,500 more soldiers to repel Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Overstretched militaries, tight budgets, the shaky cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, and the difficulty selling the Afghan conflict to the public are holding European governments back from answering NATO’s plea. Full Story

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