SPIEGEL Interview with NATO Head Anders Fogh Rasmussen: ‘We Will Stay in Afghanistan as Long as It Takes to Finish Our Job’

December 19, 2009

US President Barack Obama has recently announced a major troop buildup in Afghanistan and other NATO members will likewise be supplying more troops. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with SPIEGEL about the ‘warlike’ conditions in Afghanistan, how long NATO will stay and whether Russia might come to the alliance’s aid.