NATO set to boost Afghan mission

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NATO allies are set to agree tomorrow to increase by some 3,000 personnel the troop levels for the alliance’s Afghanistan training mission, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said.

About half the additional troops will come from the United States and the other half from non-U.S. NATO allies and partners.

Raun 5e“We have decided to increase the number of troops … to help the Afghans break the stalemate,” Stoltenberg told a news conference on Nov. 7.

Stoltenberg stressed the soldiers would not have combat roles but would be part of NATO’s train, advice and assist mission called Resolute Support.

U.S. Army General John Nicholson, the…

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