U.S. Wants Salvadoran Troops to Stay in Iraq

Reuters reports today that the United States has asked El Salvador to continue to have troops in Iraq after the current contingent of the Cuscatlan Battalion rotates home in February. The report indicates that U.S. Southern Command chief Gen. Bantz Craddock informed reporters of this request during his visit to the Ilopango military base in El Salvador. In addition, George Bush called Tony Saca on February 2 to thank him for his support in Iraq.