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U.S. may stay in Afghanistan 10 more years

While some 9,800 troops are slated to stay until then, plans are being formulated to continue a U.S. presence through diplomatic and intelligence assets, as well as the hiring of private security contractors. The contractors would undertake training and provide security in the more isolated areas of the country. As was done in Iraq, private military contractors, or PMC’s, would help insure security in the more remote areas, but they would need to come equipped with their own means of transportation, including ground vehicles, helicopters and medevac capabilities in case of injuries. Aiding in the prospect is the promise from Afghanistan’s two leading presidential candidates succeeding…