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Afghan forces will need help after NATO mission ends: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan forces will require significant support from the U.S. military and its allies after the NATO combat mission ends next year, according to a new Pentagon report implicitly warning against a "zero option" of total withdrawal.Full story

North African instability a concern for NATO: military chief

MONS, Belgium (Reuters) - Instability in north Africa is a concern for NATO which is keeping a close eye on events in Egypt and its neighbors, NATO's top military commander said on Tuesday. Full story

NATO commander hopes for post-2014 Afghan plan by late this year

MONS, Belgium (Reuters) - NATO hopes to deliver a detailed operations plan for its smaller post-2014 mission in Afghanistan, including numbers of soldiers involved, by late this year, NATO's new top military commander said on Tuesday. Full story

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  Afghans take over security from US-led forces

U.S.-led international troops handed control of Afghanistan’s national security to local forces Tuesday – a moment President Hamid Karzai described as “historic.”

  Six die in attack on NATO trucks in Pakistan

Six people were killed as militants assaulted a NATO supply convoy near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  NATO Secretary General shares frustration over situation in Syria

Anders Fogh Rasmussen joins NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to explain why he opposes military action in Syria – even as President Barack Obama grapples with what to do about President Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons.

  Colonel: Allen career path likely stalled during probe

Ret. Col. Jack Jacobs weighs in on the scandal that has ensnared former CIA chief David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, telling TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie that Allen has a stellar career and great reputation but he “wouldn’t be surprised” if his NATO nomination was withdrawn.

  Another military general linked to Petraeus scandal

According to a senior U.S. defense official,  the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of emails between Marine General John Allen, the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, and Jill Kelley, the women whose initial complaint led to the discovery of evidence about the Petraeus

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