U.S. to fund Afghan forces at peak level through 2017: officials

March 23, 2015 8:28 PM

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U.S. to fund Afghan forces at peak level through 2017: officials

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - The United States will keep funding Afghan security forces at the targeted peak personnel level of 352,000 at least through the 2017 fiscal year, extending a financial commitment that has cost about $4 billion annually, U.S. officials said on Monday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a news conference at Camp David, the U.S. presidential retreat, where Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been meeting with senior U.S. officials ahead of talks at the White House on Tuesday.

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