Troop contributions for Obama's Afghan surge

AP News
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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 8:16 AM

Key allied pledges to the NATO-led international force in Afghanistan, in addition to the deployment of 30,000 U.S. reinforcements announced by President Barack Obama.

Firm pledges are expected at a conference next Monday, and following the international conference on Afghanistan in January. NATO officials say they expect 20 nations to commit new troops.

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In past week:

_Albania: 85.

_Georgia: up to 1,000.

_Italy: about 1,000

_Macedonia: 80.

_Poland 600.

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In past month:

_Britain: 500.

_Montenegro: 40.

_Slovakia: 250.

_South Korea: up to 500.

_Spain: 250.

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Two countries have announced the withdrawal of their existing contingents in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011:

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_Canada: 2,800 soldiers.

_Netherlands: 2,100.