NATO ministers consider speeded-up Afghan drawdown
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that NATO allies have agreed broadly to step back from the lead combat role in Afghanistan and let local forces take their place as early as next year, a shortened timetable that startled officials and members of Congress.
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