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Don’t abandon Afghanistan, says US, as NATO digs around for back-up

On the eve of a NATO meeting to round up more troops for Afghanistan, US officials urged its partners there to stay the course, amid fresh fighting and kidnappings in the turbulent country. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued a rallying call not to abandon Afghanistan as it struggles to build a stable democracy. “If you allow a failed state in that strategic location, you will pay for it,” she warned, speaking on a trip to Canada where she expressed her gratitude for Canada’s 2,300-strong troop deployment to Afghanistan. Full Story

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