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US Insists Post-2014 Afghan Mission Unchanged

U.S. officials say the force level and dual missions of U.S. and NATO troops remaining in Afghanistan after December have not changed, despite media reports that more U.S troops will stay, and their rules of engagement will be expanded. A Pentagon spokesman said that while U.S. forces will not specifically go after Taliban targets, anyone posing a threat to U.S. or Afghan forces will "become fair game." U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke, responding to reports the...

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