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Or to stay tuned for that there are new reports that the Obama administration is getting ready for the future of US troops in Afghanistan.
When formal combat ends in 2014.
At the moment.
It's a plan that could depend entirely.
On Afghanistan's own approval.
Kelly right -- for the Washington now wasn't what about the new plan and how many US troops will be involved in a support role for Afghanistan killing.
-- good morning to general John Allen the commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan.
Is focusing on keeping six to 151000 troops Afghanistan for training and counterterrorism operations.
-- yet there are still several options being discussed among American and allied military planners for example.
There's another preliminary plan out there to cause that's called for a 101000 American troops and several thousand non American NATO troops that may add up to the -- -- general Allen -- Their primary job after combat operations end in December 2014.
Will be to provide support to the Afghan military also.
An American counterterrorism force up less than a thousand.
Would continue operations throughout the region with a particular focus on al-Qaeda.
A final decisions on this still need to be made by the United States and NATO and of course Afghanistan.
Army chief of staff Ray Odierno expects some decisions to be made -- next month bill and so.
Some American troops are already serving in the support roles we know weren't what is their objective as they get ready to end.
Come -- 2014.
Well -- doesn't seem Iraq this is a very critical component for a critical part of the winding down of combat operations.
The US and NATO knows that Afghan -- must be ready to conduct successful military operations so this group is called security forces system brigades.
They are expected to help they Afghan national security forces stand up.
In taking the lead role in defending their own country while American and NATO forces.
Actually begin to stand down the size of these brigades will be half of what they are now.
It's sort of the usual brigade strength of 4000 soldiers the new brigades would have roughly 2000 soldiers once combat operations to ended 2014.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last week the United States has made it very clear to Afghanistan.
That it will maintain an enduring presence and a long term commitment to Afghanistan security.
NATO has made a similar commitment as well bill but under strategic partnership agreement.
Any US NATO troop presence -- yards when he fourteen or require approval from Afghan President Hamid Karzai -- -- and see how this all goes and Howard.
You know if it leads to more progress or lack of -- thank -- Kelly right there's -- live in Washington with us today thank you Kelly sure.
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