Afghanistan

New U.S. Commander Takes Over in Afghanistan

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford now head of international forces

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took over Sunday as the new and probably last commander of all U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan.

The American-led NATO coalition is entering the final stretch of its participation in a war that will have lasted more than 13 years when most foreign combat troops pull out at the end of 2014.