10/28/2013 09:39 am ET Updated Dec 28, 2013

NATO Reduces Scope Of Its Afghanistan Plans


After months of tense negotiations over the size and role of a postwar presence in Afghanistan, senior North Atlantic Treaty Organization officials say they are planning a more minimalist mission, with a force consisting of fewer combat trainers and more military managers to ensure that billions of dollars in security aid are not squandered or pilfered.

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