Dec 13, 2014

More US troops than planned to stay in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States will keep about 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned early next year to fill a temporary NATO troop gap in the new mission to train and advise Afghan security forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday on his final visit to this war-weary country as Pentagon chief. At a news conference with President Ashraf Ghani, Hagel said the...

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