Friday, December 01, 2006

Security: US wants Finland to take command of Provincial Reconstruction Team

The United States wants Finnish crisis management forces in Afghanistan to take command of an administrative area in Afghanistan, Eric Edelman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, said in an interview on Finnish.

He said that the U.S. feels that it would be appropriate for Finland to lead one Provincial Reconstruction Team of its own.

Finland currently has about 100 soldiers in the ISAF forces in Afghanistan.