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07/20/2010 06:18 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Petraeus Quietly Abandons Plans To Begin Afghan Security Handover This Year

Plans to begin handing control of provinces in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces by the end of this year have been quietly dropped amid fears among European countries that General David Petraeus, the new US commander in the country, is less committed to a speedy transfer of power.

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