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NATO allies add troops, still shy for Afghanistan

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published November 10, 2017 at 3:08 a.m. Updated November 10, 2017 at 3:08 a.m.

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U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis speaks during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Gen. John Nicholson (right), the top U.S. commander for Afghanistan, talks with Gen. Tariq Shah (left), Afghanistan’s acting defense minister, during ...

After months of lobbying NATO allies to increase their troop contributions and support to the war in Afghanistan, the alliance came up short Thursday, meeting a bit more than 90 percent of the military requirements mapped out by commanders, according to NATO officials.

Gen. John Nicholson (right), the top U.S. commander for Afghanistan, talks with Gen. Tariq Shah (left), Afghanistan’s acting defense minister, during ...

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