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US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders

December 09
06:25 2016

Army Gen. John Nicholson speaks at a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Friday, December 9, 2016 at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Appearing alongside Nicholson, Carter said that having "a stable security partner that is eager and willing to work with the United States is an asset for the future for us." (AP Photo/Robert Burns)BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war.

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