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Thousands more troops needed in Afghanistan, top commander tells Congress | MilitaryTimes
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Thousands more troops needed in Afghanistan, top commander tells Congress | MilitaryTimes

The head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday told lawmakers he needs several thousand more troops to break the “stalemate” in the fight against terrorist groups in that country.

Gen. John Nicholson Jr.,commander of United States Forces Afghanistan, said those additional forces could either be U.S. servicemembers or other coalition allies, and would enable more advising and training of Afghan troops “below the corps level.”

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