Who Are America’s NATO Allies in Afghanistan? - PICTURES

May 7, 2012, 7:25 a.m.

The scope of NATO’s job in Afgh­anistan is grand, and the bloc’s ap­proach has been to set up out­posts — re­gion­al com­mands — across the coun­try. Look at a NATO map of Afgh­anistan and you’ll see a patch­work of al­lied flags mark­ing in­di­vidu­al con­try’s areas of re­spons­ib­lity. 

Here’s a closer look at which coun­tries are tak­ing party in the war.

(RE­LATED: Dis­patches From Afgh­anistan — Com­plete Cov­er­age)