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NATO soldiers walk inside the yard of Kabul police headquarters building after a clash between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters in Kabul on Jan. 21, 2013. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Afghan War Effort Will Be Harmed By Budget Cuts

The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military’s combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said Friday.



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