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President Bush To Seek More NATO Troops in Afghanistan

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President Bush says he will press NATO allies to send more troops to Afghanistan when members meet for an April summit in Bucharest.

Mr. Bush spoke with reporters Saturday at his Texas ranch during a joint-appearance with Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The two leaders said more troops are needed for the increasingly tough fight against extremists.

The United States also wants more NATO troops on the front lines.

While all 26 NATO members have troops in Afghanistan, some have limited their deployments to safer areas where combat with Taliban fighters is less likely.

Mr. Bush said today he expects NATO members to carry a heavy burden in Afghanistan.

On Friday, Mr. Bush met with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Scheffer reaffirmed NATO's long-term commitment to the mission in Afghanistan.

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