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Afghanistan Tops Agenda at Upcoming NATO Summit in Portugal

NATO leaders will convene next month in Portugal at a moment when NATO casualties in Afghanistan are rising and there are growing reports of corruption in Karzai’s government. Recession-battered nations large and small are cutting their defense budgets, and the summit will take place weeks after a U.S. election that could call into question the clout and longevity of the Obama administration. Leaders from the United States and Europe will gather in Lisbon to issue declarations about NATO’s long-term commitment to Afghanistan, as well as its strategic plans to be a global force well beyond Europe’s borders.

Read more here: Afghanistan Tops Agenda at Upcoming NATO Summit in Portugal | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS.

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