The Czech and Slovak governments to send more troops to Afghanistan

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, October 29, 2010.

From the AP:  The Czech Parliament has approved a government plan to increase the number of Czech troops in Afghanistan during the next two years.

The plan, approved by Parliament’s upper house last week, won the approval of the lower house in a 106-67 vote on Wednesday.

It allows the deployment of up to 720 service members in Afghanistan in 2011, the largest number ever, and up to 640 in 2012. That is more than the current mandate of no more than 535.

From DPA:  The Slovakian government on Wednesday decided to increase the number of its troops in Afghanistan from 314 to 348.

Parliament, where Prime Minister Iveta Radicova‘s central-right coalition has a comfortable majority, still has to agree to the move.  (photo: Getty)

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