Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he will send about 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in a long-awaited war strategy shift that he hopes will defeat the Taliban and allow for a U.S. exit.
This will bring overall U.S. forces in Afghanistan to just under 100,000 strong.
Britain will deploy another 500 troops this month, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.
Here is a breakdown of current main national deployments in Afghanistan, under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
There are also about 33,000 U.S. troops who are not part of ISAF serving in the east of Afghanistan - on the border with Pakistan - under Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Figures are up to date as of December 2009.
United States 34,800
Czech Republic 690
Additional ISAF 2,682
ADDITIONAL US TROOPS 33,200
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