Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wonky among allies

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown refused to send military reinforcements Afghanistan, despite advice to military commanders, said Gen. Ričrad danat, former Chief of Staff of the British Army.

Tip of the military was sending military reinforcements from the beginning of 2009th year. If the Army says it needs additional troops, and we can send them, then you should listen to the advice and sent reinforcements to the recommended level, said in an interview with British danat San list. He added that he was disappointed with the support of Ministers who left the military komandnte to do their job with at least one hand tied behind his back, was told Reuters. The British government agreed earlier this year to send 700 additional troops to guarded presidential elections held on 20th August, so it is currently deployed in Afghanistan, 9,000 British soldiers, mostly in the southern province of Helmand. Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, U.S. General Stanley Mekristal warned recently that the mission in the country most likely fail if it does not change the strategy if you do not send reinforcements of up to 40,000 troops. Brown, who has always denied that he rejected the recommendation to send additional troops to Afghanistan in 2000, now considering the possibility of sending additional forces. Unnamed British Ministry of Defense spokesman said he has long been told that the number of troops in Afghanistan to talk after the election, together with the advice of military commanders, the assessment of the situation on the ground and the results of international discussions on the report of General Mekristala. The decision would depend on, concluded the spokesperson, the feasibility of sending the necessary equipment, the right strategy and the new Afghan government ready to tackle corruption.

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