Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Is KFOR On Its Way Out?

There has been numerous rumors and stories on the proposed downsizing of NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) over the past year.  Recently it has been reported that a total withdrawal of KFOR may occur within the next four years.  The rumors of a downsizing of KFOR by the beginning of next year has been confirmed and the force is due to be reduced to 10,000, a reduction of some 4000 troops.  Speculation is that with increasing pressure to provide more troops in areas such as Afghanistan, NATO could take troops withdrawn from Kosovo and transfer them to other conflict areas.

MTCowgirl’s Kosovo News