De Hoop Scheffer also said the EU and NATO need to coordinate their activities in Afghanistan. He said the EU could help by speeding up the training of an Afghan national police force.
Troops from the European Union are now engaged in 11 operations from Africa and the Balkans to Aceh in Indonesia. NATO has sent more than 50,000 troops to Afghanistan and the Balkans.
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.
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