NATO to Discuss Larger Role in Afghanistan, Iraq at Defense Ministers' Meeting

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 8, 2005 at 5:00 AM
At an upcoming informal defense ministers' meeting in Nice, France, NATO ministers will discuss an expanded role for the alliance in Iraq and Afghanistan, a NATO official told today. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said NATO hopes to announce the expansion of the International Security Assistance Force mission to the western parts of Afghanistan, adding four new provincial reconstruction teams under ISAF's watch. As for Iraq, the official said, NATO ministers will discuss what the alliance...

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