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Commentary: NATO caveats

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The outgoing NATO commander says multinational troops in Afghanistan are still handcuffed by dozens of caveats against fighting Taliban insurgents imposed by their parliaments and governments. It took 18 months for Gen. John Craddock to persuade allied governments to reduce the number from 80 to 73. Craddock’s valedictory.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
U.S., NATO say good Afghan gov't is key

U.S., NATO say good Afghan gov't is key

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 23 (UPI) -- The value of good government has become a theme for Western officials with the approach of Afghanistan's August presidential election, analysts say.

NATO official criticized for killing order

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A NATO military official has been criticized for ordering NATO forces in Afghanistan to use lethal force against drug traffickers they encounter, sources say.
U.S. miffed by NATO Afghan drug stance

U.S. miffed by NATO Afghan drug stance

BRUSSELS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- NATO's top military commander says he's surprised that some member nations aren't following through on promises to battle the Afghanistan drug trade.
NATO's Afghanistan will said wavering

NATO's Afghanistan will said wavering

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The West's will to continue fighting in Afghanistan is wavering and reluctance to send troops into tough war zones is rising, a NATO military chief says.

NATO joining in Afghan drug war

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- NATO says it will send troops to join attacks on the "rampant" Afghanistan opium drug trade.

NATO: Taliban will use anger at Koran film

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- NATO chiefs say extremists will try to exploit Afghan anger about a controversial Dutch film attacking the Koran, causing possible problems for European troops.

NATO officials see progress in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Ambassadors from NATO's North Atlantic Council recently concluded a three-day trip to Afghanistan and say progress is being made.

NATO ready to tackle any Kosovo violence

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- NATO's European chief says his troops stationed in Serbia's mainly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo province are ready to contain any violence that might erupt.

U.S. stops European troop drawdown

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A 2-year-old drawdown of U.S. troops from Europe has been ordered stopped by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
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