US commander in Afghanistan proposes slower withdrawal

February 12, 2015 5:19 PM

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US commander in Afghanistan proposes slower withdrawal

WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that he supports a slowing of the troop drawdown and slated pullback from bases in the country by the end of the year, as the White House reconsiders its plans.

Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he has made those recommendations and they are now being considered by the joint staff and secretary of defense’s office.

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