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Allen: US Will Probably Stay in Afghanistan Beyond 2014 | Antiwar.com

In the most high profile admission so far of what has been repeatedly acknowledged in private, Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, today conceded that the US was ‘probably’ going to keep troops of some sort in the nation beyond 2014.

Officially, of course, President Obama insists that the troops will leave in 2014, a date set at a past NATO conference. But at the same time, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly confirmed US overtures about keeping the troops there through 2024.

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