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Hagel: Post-2014 Troop Level to Protect Afghan Progress By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 – President Barack Obama’s post-2014 troop commitment in Afghanistan was “the right decision,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said yesterday. The deadline for ending America’s combat mission in Afghanistan has been set since NATO met in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2010, Hagel told reporters traveling with him. Hagel was speaking while en route to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the first stop on the secretary’s 12-day trip that will also take him to five countries in Asia and Europe. In his May 27 announcement of the post-2014 U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, the president presented a “comprehensive, thoughtful, focused [and] clear articulation of what America's security interests are around the world,” Hagel said. “One particular point he m...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=122362

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