Test for NATO US Plans Mini-Force in Post-2014 Afghanistan

Officially, the West plans to continue helping Afghanistan beyond the conclusion of the NATO mission at the end of 2014. But the US is planning a massive withdrawal, leaving behind a skeletal force of only 10,000 troops. Washington's allies will have to fill the gaps that result.
Afghan troops undergoing training last November in Kabul.

Afghan troops undergoing training last November in Kabul.

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