Spain says no plans for more troops to Afghanistan

International Herald Tribune
February 10, 2009

Spain has no plans to raise its troop levels in Afghanistan despite calls by President Barack Obama for a renewed commitment to fight the resurgent Taliban, Spain’s foreign minister said Tuesday. The comments by Miguel Angel Moratinos are sure to be unwelcome in Washington, which has made shifting military assets from Iraq to Afghanistan a priority, but has so far found little enthusiasm from NATO allies in Europe. more