Reaction to Obama's New Strategy Europe Reluctant to Pledge More Troops

The US government is looking for up to 7,000 additional troops for Afghanistan from its NATO allies. But few countries in Europe are rushing to fill the void. Germany and France want to wait until the Afghanistan conference at the end of January.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit to Afghanistan earlier this year.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit to Afghanistan earlier this year.

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cgh -- with wire reports
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