The US official asked NATO to deploy more troops to support the new US strategy in Afghanistan, the Afghan News TV channel Tolo reported on October 7.
Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison told reports at a briefing in NATO HQ in Brussels that the US is looking for 1,000 additional troops from NATO to support the additional 300 US troops who are on their way Afghanistan.
Hutchison added that the US have made a “specific” request regarding the type of troops needed in Afghanistan, not just a general request.
“We are going to be much more efficient by asking people for specific expertise areas. So we’re not just saying we want 50 more troops from Denmark, we’re saying we want 50 more troops with technology or capability to fix machines or run tanks,” Hutchison said.
The US request is a part of the US administration new policy in Afghanistan that’s focused on military actions. The US request also comes is the 16th anniversary of US intervention in Afghanistan that can be considered as one of the worst military operations of the US Army so far.