BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States is urgingat a summit next month to sign up to a five-year plan stepping up efforts to end the insurgency in , according to a document obtained by Reuters.
Under the plan, alliance members would commit to plug troop shortfalls and supply enough well-trained and flexible forces to combat insurgents, while providing the support, training and equipment needed by Afghanistan’s own security forces.
The U.S. proposals also set out benchmarks for measuring success, such as the ability of Afghanistan to hold elections undisrupted by violence, and to field a trained army of 70,000 troops and a professionalized 82,000-strong police force.
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