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NATO Chief Optimistic Of Transfer To Afghan Forces In 2014


NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that the alliance would maintain sufficient troops in Afghanistan until local security forces have proven they can take over.

Rasmussen also said that NATO has made progress and "the Taliban is under pressure everywhere."

Speaking during a one-day visit to Greece, he expressed optimism that the alliance could transfer responsibility for maintaining security to the Afghans by 2014.

compiled from agency reports
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