Tuesday, February 06, 2007

More, NATO, more

Another article alluding to the increasingly common calculus of more 'troops + development = stability'.

"WASHINGTON: NATO defense ministers need to make some tough decisions about Afghanistan when they meet in Seville this week. The violence in Afghanistan is four times more intense than it was a year ago. Suicide attacks have jumped from 27 in 2005 to 139 in 2006; the use of roadside bombs has doubled. Aid and reconstruction workers are targeted, setting back development efforts.

First and foremost, more troops are needed...."