With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes




 
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With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes
 
February 11th, 2016  
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With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes
By James Mackenzie KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. With fewer American soldiers on the ground and their rules of engagement limited, the outgoing commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, believes broader authorization of force is the best way of supporting stretched local troops.




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