March 20 (Bloomberg) —, assessing the security situation during an unannounced visit to , said the U.S. will press to step up their military engagement in the country.
“America will ask our NATO allies for an even stronger commitment in the future,” Cheney said following a meeting withabout the battle against the .
wants a report from Cheney on progress in the country in advance of the next month in , Lea Anne McBride, the vice-president’s spokeswoman, said.
The U.S. andare struggling against a resurgence by the Taliban, which was toppled by the U.S. in 2001 following the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. intelligence chief Michael McConnell concluded last month that the controls 10 percent of the country.