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Dunford takes charge of NATO forces in Afghanistan

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US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen as the coalition prepares to withdraw the bulk of its combat troops by next year. 

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General John Allen (left) hands over a flag to US General Joseph Dunford during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul on February 10, 2013.

Dunford will likely be the last commander of the United States' longest war, tasked with bringing forces home after more than 11 years and overseeing the transfer of Afghan security duties to local forces.

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