U.S. to Take Over in Afghanistan

The United States is reportedly pushing for a "unified command" in the south of Afghanistan that would see the Netherlands and Canada pushed to the side, the Sunday Times reported this week.

Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2008 12:00 am EDT

The United States is reportedly pushing for a "unified command" in the south of Afghanistan that would see the Netherlands and Canada pushed to the side, the Sunday Times reported this week. The change is expected to happen in October of next year when the United Kingdom will take over from the Dutch, at which point it will alternate between British and American control. The British newspaper also said the U.S. is planning a "surge" of as many as 15,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

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