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‘The US map in Afghanistan after 2014 about to take shape’

QuestCinq

November 26,2012: 12:24 pm

The 2014 redrawn or “draw down” deadline for US troops in Afghanistan is approaching so the policy makers’ work is the making.

According to The New York Times, “American and allied military planners are drawing up the broad outlines of a force that would remain in Afghanistan following the handover to Afghan security after 2014, including a small counterterrorism force with an eye toward Al Qaeda, senior officials say….”

Further in that article, QC has learnes that, “The White House has not yet asked General Allen for his assessment, nor have we begun considering any specific recommendations for troop numbers in 2013 and 2014,” said George Little, the Pentagon spokesman. “What is true is that in June 2011 the president made clear that our forces would continue to come home at a steady pace as we transition to an Afghan lead for security. That it still the case.”

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