General backs off call for more troops in Afghanistan than Obama has sought
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Tuesday backed off claims that the United States will need a substantially larger post-war force than President Obama is seeking. Gen. Joseph Dunford said itís too early to tell whether Afghanistan will need the more than 13,000 troops that he had previously recommended remain in the country after 2014.
Dunfordís shift drew a furious response from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who pressed him to articulate his views.
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