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U.S. general takes command of a coalition in flux in Afghanistan
U.S. general takes command of a coalition in flux in Afghanistan

The new commander of the international forces fighting in Afghanistan took command Tuesday amid uncertainty about the country’s political leadership and the future role of American troops. U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell will lead the International Security Assistance Force, a coalition of more than 44,000 troops from nearly 50 nations, as it winds down its mission in Afghanistan ahead of its December 2014 withdrawal. He took command from Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who had commanded the coalition since February 2013. Dunford had won praise for his efforts to help guide the 330,000-member Afghan security forces to take over security responsibility as foreign troops...

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