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A cautious and heavily conditioned plan announced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown would increase the British contingent to 9,500. (New York Times — 15 October, 2009)
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Prime Minister Gordon Brown hinted strongly that discussions with American leaders had persuaded him that they would approve a modest increase in American troops. (New York Times — 15 October, 2009)
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Britain Plans to Send 500 More Soldiers to Afghanistan
Britain Plans to Send 500 More Soldiers to Afghanistan

President Obama, convening his fifth war council meeting in as many weeks, pressed his senior national security advisers Wednesday on the political situation in Afghanistan and the effort to train the country’s security forces, officials said. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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Corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if more U.S. troops are sent there, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials. (MSNBC — 14 October, 2009)
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Senior White House officials have begun to make the case for a policy shift in Afghanistan that would send few, if any, new combat troops to the country and instead focus on faster military training of Afghan forces, continued assassinations of al-Qaeda leaders and support for the government of n… (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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KABUL, Sept. 15 — The deputy head of the U.N. mission here has abruptly left the country after a dispute with the mission’s Norwegian chief over whether to publicly denounce Afghanistan’s election commission for not discounting clearly fraudulent votes cast in favor of President Hamid Karzai’s r… (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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LONDON, Oct. 11 — Top U.S. and British officials said Sunday they believed that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons were secure, after a stunning insurgent attack on the South Asian country’s army headquarters. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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