• publish: 4 February 2016
  • time: 11:18 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 3240
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US Senate approves new US commander for Afghanistan

A Senate committee approved on Thursday President Barack Obama’s pick to lead U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. Reuters reported.

Lieutenant General John Nicholson’s approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee came during a hearing with the outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell.

Nicholson said in testimony to the committee last week that he aimed to review a plan that would cut American troop levels by nearly half by the start of next year, as he acknowledged deteriorating security in the country.

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