Britain's Defense Secretary Des Browne said Monday he will deploy 1,400 extra troops to Afghanistan to tackle a threatened Taliban spring offensive, days after Tony Blair announced a major withdrawal from Iraq.
Browne's announcement will bring the total troop level in Afghanistan to around 7,700 until 2009, meaning Britain will have more forces based there than in Iraq for the first time since 2003. Blair said Wednesday that Britain would soon reduce numbers in Iraq to 5,500, reports AP.
The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, clarified the fate of anti-aircraft guided missiles that Russia was supposed to deliver to China
On the ides of March a few weeks from now, US aggression in Syria to gain another imperial trophy will enter its 9th year