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U.S. urges Germany to extend mandate in Afghanistan

Germany should consider extending its Afghanistan mandate to allow its troops to move to the south of the country, where other NATO members’ forces have faced a wave of suicide attacks, a U.S. official said on Monday. U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns told a defense conference in Berlin, organized by the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, that Germany should ask itself whether more flexibility was needed in deploying troops in Afghanistan. Full Story

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