Troop contribution for Afghan surge

AP News
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Posted: Dec 04, 2009 10:28 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 Monday, and following the international conference on Afghanistan in January. NATO chief said Friday at least 25 nations would provide the additional troops for Afghanistan.

NATO members:

Albania: 125

Croatia: 40 for training police

Czech Republic: 100

Italy: 1,140

Lithuania: 20

Poland: 680 and additional 400 as a reserve in Poland

Portugal: 120 and 1 gendarmerie unit

Romania: 100

Slovakia: 240

Turkey: 60 for training Afghan forces

Britain: 1,200

Non-NATO nations:

Armenia: 40

Australia: 120

Finland: 25

Macedonia: 80

Georgia: 923

Sweden: 125

Ukraine: 22

Potential contributors:

Colombia: 84

Kazakhstan: 5

Mongolia: 40

Montenegro: 40

South Korea: 400

TOTAL: 5,529

Source: Diplomats accredited to NATO.