NATO may keep Afghan forces at peak strength longer




 
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NATO may keep Afghan forces at peak strength longer
 
February 21st, 2013  
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Topic: NATO may keep Afghan forces at peak strength longer


NATO may keep Afghan forces at peak strength longer
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO officials are strongly considering a proposal to keep Afghan forces at their peak strength of 352,000 until at least 2018, as opposed to current plans to cut the force by a third after 2015, alliance officials said on Thursday. Backers say the proposal, disclosed to a small group of reporters during NATO talks in Brussels, would send a crucial signal of enduring support for Afghanistan and bolster Afghan confidence after the United States and its allies declare their long, unpopular war in the country over at the end of 2014. ...




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