NATO head calls on China, Russia to help fund Afghan forces




 
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NATO head calls on China, Russia to help fund Afghan forces
 
April 19th, 2012  
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NATO head calls on China, Russia to help fund Afghan forces
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of NATO called on China and Russia on Thursday to help fund Afghan security after 2014, as the alliance tries to rally contributions from a wider range of sources before most foreign combat troops pull out of Afghanistan. NATO estimates that the annual cost of maintaining Afghan security forces will be some $4 billion, and the United States is hoping for contributions worth 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) from other NATO allies and partners. But so far only Britain has publicly pledged an actual amount of cash, $110 million a year. ...




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