THE WORLDPOST
04/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Seeks Vastly Expanded Afghan Security Force

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his advisers have decided to significantly expand Afghanistan's security forces in the hope that a much larger professional army and national police force could fill a void left by the central government and do more to promote stability in the country, according to senior administration and Pentagon officials.

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