Saturday, October 31, 2009

South Korea Plans New Afghan Deployment

'The South Korean government announced plans on Friday to send troops and police officers to Afghanistan to help protect its aid workers.

South Korea also plans to expand a reconstruction team now helping to rebuild Afghanistan to 130 to 150 workers, the report said. Currently there are 25 government-assigned aid workers in hospitals and job-training centers in Afghanistan.

“Our troops will not engage in battles except for the security of our workers and for self-defense,” Mr. Moon said.'