Will Europe Answer Obama's Call for More Troops in Afghanistan?

Media Coverage | December 07, 2009

EWI Vice President Greg Austin comments in a TIME Magazine piece about European involvement in Afghanistan.  Austin discusses the likelihood of Europe's contribution to Obama's call for an increased number of troops in Afghanistan.

"The timeline is diminishing. European support will last for a year, maybe two," says Greg Austin, vice president of program development and rapid response at the EastWest Institute. "But in the long term, it is not sustainable for the U.S. and its NATO allies to bear the burden. There has to be a more hard-nosed diplomacy to mobilize neighboring countries. Countries like India and Pakistan will be able to better provide police training in Afghanistan than Denmark."

TIME Magazine
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Leo Cendrowicz