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Levin Comments Examined

Sen. Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says Gen. Stanley McChrystal's report on Afghanistan focuses more on strategy than it does on troop numbers. The Michigan Democrat has previously opposed sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, saying that the focus should, instead, be on training Afghan security forces.

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Tom Bowman
Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon.
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