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Number Of Domestic Forces Projected To Drop When NATO Leaves

April 11 2012


The defense minister says the number of Afghan security forces will be reduced following the end of the NATO mission in 2014, reports the New York Times.

Afghan army, police and border patrol personnel will total about 230,000 after the reduction, said Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak.

Under current plans, that number will peak at 352,000 this year.

The reduced total was agreed upon in principle by Afghan government and the international coalition, Wardak said on Tuesday.


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