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Panetta, NATO partner, differ
on troop numbers

Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2013 11:11:09 AM

BRUSSELS— Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his NATO counterparts are considering leaving 8,000 to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but it was unclear how much of that force would be American, U.S. officials said Friday. A dispute flared, but was quickly dissipated at the NATO defense ministers gathering here to discuss the endgame of the 11-year-old war in Afghanistan. German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters that a post-2014 force of 8,000 to 10,000 American troops would remain in Afghanistan. Panetta denied that, saying the force of 8,000 to 12,000 would be international and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/22/2013 11:37:01 AM     (No. 9190804)

If Bam Bam doesn´t get off his butt and nominate a viable candidate, to replace Panetta, he might still be there for the remainder of Bam Bams reign.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/22/2013 11:37:49 AM     (No. 9190805)

Pinheads argue over the details of surrender - - while the Taliban are LTAO about how easy it will be to take over the country.

Under/Over Date on complete Taliban takeover - - September 23, 2014.

Any players?


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rc1776, 2/22/2013 12:15:59 PM     (No. 9190920)

We mere taxpayers ponder the numbers of troops it would take to recapture the terrorist capital D. C..
The Corps of Engineers had a great solution. Some unwitting and unnamed General said that if all the sludge dredged over the past year by that august ministry were dropped on D. C. it would cover it very well.
That is one of the few feral hussien regime suggestions that all Americans will agree on.



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