Iraq: As Third-Largest Contingent, Georgia Hopes To Show Its Worth

Georgian soldiers training to deploy in Iraq in 2006 (epa)

By Koba Liklikadze
Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty

September 10, 2007

Georgia is substantially increasing its troop involvement in Iraq in an effort some analysts say is aimed at improving the country‚Äôs chances of joining NATO. However, the decision has prompted concerns at home about deploying more forces at a time when many contingents are reducing their sizes or withdrawing from Iraq altogether… more