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Afghan troop deployment report angers Lankan media

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 17:22

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday said he had rejected a US request to send Sri Lankan troops to war-torn Afghanistan but retracted his remarks soon.

US to begin transfer of some Afghan troops from next July

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 12:03

Asserting that US has the right strategy for Afghanistan to break Taliban momentum, Obama said he would begin to transfer some of the American troops.

No deadline for Afghan troop withdrawal: NATO

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 21:49

The head of NATO said on Tuesday there would be no deadline for the exit of allied troops from Afghanistan, as fears grow among Afghans that foreign forces will leave before their own troops are able to guarantee security.

`No deadline` for Afghan troop withdrawal: US envoy

Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 16:06

US envoy to Kabul has said no deadline exists for withdrawing US’ Afghan troops from and recommitted the US to helping build the competence of Afghan forces.

Afghan troop surge will take longer: US General

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 10:09

The military may not finish its surge of 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan until nearly a year from now, a senior US commander has said.

Obama says will not rush Afghan troop drawdown

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 18:51

Obama said on Thursday there would be no "precipitous drawdown" of US forces in Afghanistan and cautioned that US troops could still be there for years to come.

Afghan troop surge: NATO to meet in Brussels on Friday

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 17:38

NATO foreign ministers will be meeting in Brussels on Friday to discuss Afghanistan, where more than 40 countries have troops.

Top Obama advisors favour additional Afghan troop deployment

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 14:45

Senior advisers of Obama, including Robert Gates, Mike Mullen, and Hillary Clinton favour sending 30,000 or more additional American troops to Afghanistan.

Australia rules out Afghan troop boost: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, November 05, 2009, 15:39

Oz ruled out sending extra troops to Afghan despite US and NATO calls for reinforcements.

‘US general to send Afghan troop request this week’

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 09:30

The top US commander in Afghanistan will issue a request for more troops this week but President Barack Obama will hold off making a decision as his advisers engage in an intense debate about war strategy, officials said.

Britain preparing for possible Afghan troop hike

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 09:04

Britain is readying plans to deploy more troops to Afghanistan should Washington pursue a larger ground campaign, as advocated by the U.S. and NATO commander there, the British army`s commander said on Tuesday.