NATO's expanding role in Afghanistan
interview with Diego Ruiz-Palmer,
Head of the Planning Section, Operations Division, NATO HQ
Diego Ruiz-Palmer talks about how the Alliance is expanding its presence on the
ground in Afghanistan, and the support that NATO will provide for the
conduct of the October elections. He also talks about the way ahead
for NATO in Afghanistan and the Alliance's posisiton on key issues, such
as the drugs trade.
|At the Istanbul Summit in June this year, NATO announced a significant expansion
of its presence in Afghanistan. How is this progressing?
Alliance also announced plans to support the Afghan authorities in
providing security for the electoral process. What will this entail?
|When will these measures be put into place?
|In practice, what will NATO's role be? Will NATO troops be guarding polling stations?
you see as the way ahead for NATO in Afghanistan?
drug trade is obviously a major problem, what is NATO's position
on this issue?
took command of the international Security Assistance Force in August
2003, what are some of the achievements that you would say have been
made since then?
the interview - Audio version: .MP3/6333Kb