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Nato Afghan training mission 'to halve' by 2014


The commander of Nato's training mission in Afghanistan has said that the ambition is for the Afghans to be the primary trainers of soldiers and police in the country.

In July, a fifth of Afghanistan was handed over to the control of Afghan security forces. All Western combat troops will leave by 2014.

Lieutenant General William Caldwell told BBC HARDtalk that the 5,000 strong training mission will be half its current size by 2014.

Watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 1 August at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Monday 1 August at 04:30 BST and on Tuesday 2 August at 00:30 BST.


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