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No new commitments for NATO Afghan force

NATO failed Wednesday to win new troop commitments urgently needed for its Afghanistan campaign, but the alliance said a 10-day offensive to dislodge Taliban fighters from their southern strongholds was achieving its goals despite the shortage of troops. “No formal offers were made at the table,” NATO spokesman James Appathurai said after an emergency gathering aimed at finding contributions for an expanded force. Full Story

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