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Allies plan for 2015 Afghan force

U.S. and NATO military planners, facing continued political uncertainty about whether foreign troops will remain in Afghanistan after December, have drawn up plans to deploy a force this summer that is tailored to assume a training mission in 2015 but is also small enough to withdraw quickly if no deal for an enduring presence is reached, alliance officials said.

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