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The troops dilemma facing Obama
However, many European nations and some
other allies very clearly want an "out"
date - especially those who have
committed combat troops to serious
fighting and whose armed forces are
overstretched as a result.
The Dutch are currently due to pull out
their 1,800 troops from Uruzgan
province by 2010 and Canada, with 2,800
troops, wants to pull out from Kandahar
Gordon Brown has begun to hint even the
UK's 9,000 troops will begin handing
over some areas as soon as they can.
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