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White House asks DoD for recommendations on US troop presence in Afghanistan
Tuesday - 11/1/2011, 1:28pm EDT
Security remains troubling on the ground and the Afghan government remains weak and corrupt. The plan to aggressively shrink the U.S. force, however, does not sit well with the Pentagon.
The military would rather keep a larger force in Afghanistan for as long as possible as it tries to make security gains permanent, Reuters characterizes Pentagon thinking.
Click here for a White House infographic of proposed troop levels.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.