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Afghans taking the fight to the enemy

Related topics AfghanistanLeon PanettaAfghan Army Advertisement Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spoke today at a defense meeting in Brussels about the state of the Afghan Security forces. What he said may surprise some people. “The number of Afghan security forces has now grown to about 350,000. And that larger force has maintained its recruitment and retention rates. Those forces have taken the lead to very complex combat operations, and they are suffering the vast majority of coalition casualties, a further sign that the Afghans have the willingness to sacrifice and take the fight to the enemy for their own — for their own future” Panetta said (source: Remarks by Secretary Panetta at…