U.S.-led NATO forces could leave Afghanistan sooner than 2014, according to NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The leader told The Guardian that the spike in insider attacks had hurt Western morale. "From now until the end of 2014 we will see announcements of redeployments, withdrawals, or drawdown," Rasmussen said. More than half of the 120,000 NATO troops still in Afghanistan are American.
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