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68 nations plan war on terror

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 24 (UPI) -- Military planners from 68 nations met in Bucharest Tuesday to plan cooperation in the war on terror.

U.S. Lt. Gen. Walter Sharp, the Joint Chief of Staff's director for strategic plans and policy, co-hosted the two-day Multilateral Planners Conference III, along with his Romanian counterpart, Brig. Gen. Valeriu Nicut, American Forces Press Service reported.

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The Romania conference was the third of its kind. The first took place in May 2004 at the National Defense University at Fort McNair, in Washington, D.C., and the second was held in Warsaw last October.

The conference's agenda Tuesday focused on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its Wednesday meetings were to address the larger issues of fighting terrorism around the globe.

Some 10 more nations attended the conference than the 58 that attended the Warsaw gathering, AFPS said.

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