Canada to be asked for more troops in Afghanistan

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By Mike Blanchfield, Canwest News Service, May 25, 2009

Canada and its allies are expected to face renewed pressure from the Obama administration, keen to show progress in Afghanistan, to maintain or add additional troops to the NATO-led military mission, Canwest News Service has learned.

The call by Washington for additional military resources would be part of a major push by U.S. President Barack Obama to reconfigure the stalled international effort in Afghanistan, to stamp out the anti-Western insurgency that has thwarted progress in the country seven and a half years after the defeat of its former Taliban rulers.

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