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US Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is in Afghanistan, just three days after international leaders agreed to support the war-torn country with about 12,000 NATO troops and funding for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces through 2020. Carter has met with President Ashraf Ghani and will speak with General Mick Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He will also thank U.S. troops for their efforts toward stabilizing Afghanistan and preventing the...

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