Colombia To Send 84 Soldiers To Afghanistan

By Dialogo
August 10, 2009

Afganistán aún es un país en guerra contra el terrorísmo, me perece bien para España, pero colombia debería negociar en vez de tareas de seguridad, desarrollar actividades de asuntos civiles, en reconstrucción y apoyo a las autoridades locales, por que si van de seguridad de las tropas españolas le seran dadas otras misiones de combate y que creo Colombia no querra hacer. Vean el ejemplos de los Salvadoreños en Iraq. con El Batallon Cuscatlan. Colombia will send 84 infantry soldiers to join the NATO-run International Security Assistance Force under Spanish command, officials announced. The soldiers will travel in two groups of 42, the first in 2010 and the second in 2011, said visiting Spanish Vice President Maria Teresa Fernandez in a Bogota press conference. Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos said that the soldiers will provide security at Spanish bases, and said that Colombian participation with the ISAF could increase in the future. Spain currently has 780 troops in Afghanistan. Madrid has maintained a contingent in Afghanistan since 2002, part of what is now the 62,000-strong, 42-nation NATO-led International Security Assistance Force supporting the beleaguered Afghan government. NATO's new Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted that more troops were needed in Afghanistan if the alliance was to complete a successful handover of security to local forces.
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