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U.S. general wants more troops to break Afghan stalemate

Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 00:55

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he needs several thousand more international troops in order to break a stalement in the war with Taliban insurgents. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday he needs several thousand more international troops in order to break a stalemate in a war with Taliban insurgents, signaling the matter may soon be put before President Donald Trump. "I have adequate resourcing in my counterterrorism mission. In my train, advise and assist mission, however, we have a shortfall of a few thousand," Army General John Nicholson, who leads U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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U.S. general wants more troops to break Afghan stalemate

Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 00:55