|Escalating bloodshed and political tension in Iraq will shadow Bush at a NATO summit this week where he hopes to persuade Europeans to do more to quell violence in Afghanistan.
The Taliban's resurgence is a top issue for leaders gathering in Riga, Latvia. Violence in Afghanistan, where NATO commands a 32,000-strong force, is the worst since U.S. and British-led forces ousted the Taliban in 2001.
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