THE WORLDPOST
12/11/2012 11:02 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2013

Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Still Need Assistance

WASHINGTON -- As President Obama considers how quickly to withdraw the remaining 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan and turn over the war to Afghan security forces, a bleak new Pentagon report has found that only one of the Afghan National Army's 23 brigades is able to operate independently without air or other military support from the United States and NATO partners.

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