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NATO Now the Primary Security Force in Afghanistan

Monday, Oct. 9, 2006

WASHINGTON -- With its move into eastern Afghanistan last week, NATO assumed full responsibility for security throughout the entire country, but the commander of the Atlantic alliance said in Washington Wednesday that victory "will not be resolved by military means."

U.S. Marine General James L. Jones said NATO's troop strength of 35,000 from 26 member countries is "adequate for the mission," but he said the real challenge is to break the logjam in the faltering reconstruction effort and halt the growth of the narco trade. ...

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