US to train Georgian troops for Afghanistan task

US to train Georgian troops for Afghanistan task
# 15 August 2009 08:25 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Vikoriya Dementyeva-APA. The US is training the Georgian army to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. The State Department says the first group of American troops will arrive in Tbilisi within several days.
According to US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley, the Georgian government will contribute an infantry brigade to Afghanistan for service under the US command in the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF.
“Some marines will be arriving in Georgia beginning on August 15 to implement a training program that will commence on September 1,” Crowley said.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED