Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned – sources

U.S. troops stand guard in front of a police medical warehouse in KabulBy Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the sources said. “If they hadn’t done that, the mission would have lost bases,” the source said. Under the U.S. …

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