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Topic - Joseph F. Dunford , Jr.
Some U.S. combat forces will need to remain in Afghanistan after NATO's mission ends in 2014, top commanders in the war-ravaged country say as they await guidance from the president on how many U.S. troops will remain as part of a training and advising operation.
Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said in an interview Sept. 2 with Britain's The Guardian newspaper that providing combat support to Afghans as part of the Resolute Support mission is being considered.
In a NATO context, 'assist' would include things like providing combat support, which is specifically the aviation piece, and a policy decision would have to be made about that," Gen. Dunford told the British paper.