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Gates: NATO sending more troops to Afghanistan

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says NATO allies are moving toward sending more troops and civilian aid to Afghanistan.

Gates said Friday he was "heartened" by allies' commitment to the 8-year-old war, even as the Obama administration mulls whether to order tens of thousands more U.S. troops to the fight.

The Pentagon chief cited a long-term commitment by NATO partners to remain in Afghanistan until the conflict is successfully resolved.


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