From the Telegraph: Poland’s foreign minister has said his country is willing to commit more troops to Afghanistan and criticised other European nations for excluding their forces from combat missions…

Mr [Radek] Sikorski expressed his frustration over caveats used by other nations, including Germany, that often exclude their forces from combat operations in Afghanistan.

“The issue of national caveats is something I’ve been banging on about ever since I became defence minister,” said Mr Sikorski.

“I’ve coined the phrase ‘Who gives without caveats gives double’, and I think we need a mechanism for fair burden sharing, both within Nato and the EU.”

“If countries can’t commit troops then they should contribute money because these operations are very expensive.” (photo: European Voice)