Lack of background information or trying to downplay U.S. involvement?
In an article about an attack by terrorists on Canadian
members of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO),
(who were described as "very lightly injured" before you accuse me of not caring) the Chronicle (via the AP) had the following line:
Canada has about 30 soldiers in the force, which also has members from the United States and nine ohter[sic] nations.
"also has members" is a bit of an understatement seeing as how the United States supplies about 700 personnel to the mission and is the largest contingent in the MFO. The Colombians supply over 350 and the Royal Fijian Military provides another 350 or so. The smallest would probably be the Norwegians (3) or the French (one airplane + crew).
A Republican in San Francisco (Yes, he's under deep cover) relays his tales of interest...
...ok, "interest" is a strong and subjective word but you get the point.