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New US commander takes
the helm in Afghanistan

Associated Press, by Patrick Quinn

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/10/2013 11:43:02 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan- Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took over Sunday as the new and probably last commander of all U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. The American-led NATO coalition is entering the final stretch of its participation in a war that will have lasted more than 13 years when most foreign combat troops pull out at the end of 2014. Dunford took over leadership of the International Security Assistance Force, and a smaller but separate detachment of American troops, from Marine Gen. John Allen, who had led them for the past 19 months. "Today is not about change,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: master sergeant, 2/10/2013 12:55:46 PM     (No. 9168783)

He is going to change those Rules of Engagement???

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