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US House Speaker: Little Support to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

September 11, 2009

US House Speaker: Little Support to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RPRN) 09/11/09 — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, says she sees little support for sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

Pelosi told reporters in Washington Thursday that she does not think there is support in Congress or in the country to deploy more troops to the South Asian nation.  

The U.S. is already in the process of ramping up its troop presence there to 68,000 by the end of this year.

In related news, the White House says U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown discussed Afghanistan when they spoke by phone Thursday.  A statement says the two leaders discussed their shared commitment to defeat al-Qaida and its extremist allies in Afghanistan, and their resolve to work together to build Afghan institutions.

In violence Thursday, Poland's military says one of its soldiers was killed and four others were wounded in a firefight with militants in Ghazni province.   

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and PAP.

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