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  Shvat 9, 5772 , 02/02/12

Panetta: U.S. Mission in Afghanistan will End in 2013

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday that U.S. and NATO military forces will complete their mission in Afghanistan next year instead of in 2014, according to a report on CNN.

Speaking to reporters who accompanied him during a visit in Belgium, Panetta said, “I hope that by the middle or at the latest the end of 2013, we can change our force’s assignment in Afghanistan to a mission of training, advice and assistance.”

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