From Brussels: Secretary Clinton on NATO Troop Pledge

BY Larisa Epatko  December 4, 2009 at 7:10 PM EST

On tonight’s NewsHour, Margaret Warner interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Brussels, where 25 NATO allies agreed to send about 7,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

In an interview taped earlier today, Clinton said it wasn’t a hard sell once President Obama laid out his new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy: “I think it helped in some of the countries that we were asking for additional help because they could go in and say look we have a new strategy, the United States is committed to this strategy, we think we’ll be able to start making transitions in 2011. I think it all added up to a strong argument for being part of it.”

Next week, Warner will report from Britain and Germany on the views there of President Obama’s new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy.