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US general urges keeping 13,600 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014

• Press TV
On Tuesday, General James Mattis, the commander of the US Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that 13,600 soldiers should remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

"I have made my recommendation… That recommendation is for 13,600 U.S. forces," Mattis stated.

He also said that his original proposal for the number of troops was 20,000.

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