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White House: 9800 US Troops to Stay in Afghanistan Until Year’s End

The White House has decided to maintain 9,800 U.S. service members in Afghanistan to support Afghan security forces until at least the end of 2015, Defense News reported Wednesday. Paul ...
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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership

Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate ...
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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

Ashton Carter The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country’s next defense secretary in the same week that Congress received an authorization request from ...
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US Officially Ends 13-Year Combat Mission in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have announced the official end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, DoD News reported Sunday. Operation Enduring Freedom was formally ...
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CNN: Ashton Carter the Lead Defense Secretary Candidate

Ashton Carter According to a report by CNN, former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is the lead candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and will receive the nod ...
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Report: US Eyes Afghanistan Troop Increase in 2015

The U.S. government plans to retain an additional several hundred troops on top of what has been initially planned in Afghanistan in 2015 to address a potential force number scarcity ...
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US, Afghanistan Agree on Post-2014 Military Support

U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement that establishes a U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond this year and calls on nearly 10,000 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan ...
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Gen. John Campbell Takes ISAF Command Post in Afghanistan; Chuck Hagel Comments

Gen. John Campbell Army Gen. John Campbell has started as commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. He succeeds Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford ...
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Mark Cherry: Air Force, Aurora Build Small UAS for Afghanistan ISR

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop a small unmanned aircraft system for usage in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in ...
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Afghanistan Must Sign Security Pact with US, NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on Afghanistan to sign a defense security agreement with the U.S. and NATO in order to avoid potential training mission setbacks ...