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Germans, Dutch Take Control of Security Force in Afghanistan

Germany and the Netherlands take over command of the international peacekeeping force in Kabul, Afghanistan. Britain initially commanded the force, handing over control to Turkey in June 2002. Some German critics say international missions put a strain on the country's defense budget. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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