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An expanded mission

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan has grown to more than 130,000 troops from 48 nations. The United States makes up 70 percent of the force. Out of 95,000 U.S. troops in and around Afghanistan, 90,000 operate under ISAF.


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