Defense Minister Herve Morin says France will send 80 more instructors to bolster its Afghan training corps and may consider additional reinforcements. The announcement followed a joint statement by President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the two countries will study ways to use the 5,000-person Franco-German Brigade in theaters outside of Europe, including possibly in Afghanistan. Both countries are being pressured to increase contributions to NATO’s Afghan force. ...

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