Allen: Afghanistan drawdown halfway done
KABUL, Afghanistan — The top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Sunday that this year’s pullout of 23,000 American troops is at the halfway mark. But he cautioned against putting too much emphasis on the drawdown, saying that foreign troops will fight through 2014 when the NATO combat mission ends — and beyond....
"Norsemen whatsoe’er thy station,
Thank thy God whose power
willed and wrought the land’s salvation
In her darkest hour..."
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