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Panetta: 12,000 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After 2014
The Defense Secretary told NATO allies that between 8000 and 12000 troops will remain in Afghanistan after combat operations end.
Panetta had said earlier Friday that U.S. officials were planning to leave troops in all sectors of the country – north, south, east and west – as well as in Kabul. Pentagon officials have said the military has mapped out plans to carry on its mission of training and advising the Afghan forces and also leave a small counterterrorism force to battle insurgents.
When asked, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters Friday that no decision has been made on the size of the post-2014 international force.