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NATO will be in Afghanistan for years: military chief

Afghanistan has “huge problems” and NATO troops will be in the country for “years and years”, the commander of Canada’s forces in Afghanistan told a British newspaper. Major General Michel Gauthier, whose Canadian Expeditionary Force Command has taken a lead role in the hostile south of the country, made the warning to The Guardian daily. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is due to increase by about 6,000 troops in the coming months to number 16,000 to deploy in southern Afghanistan, where a US-led coalition of about 20,000 soldiers has been leading counter-insurgency operations. Full Story

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