By Anne Gearan, AP Diplomatic Writer
LONDON – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the NATO-led military mission in Afghanistan is “bumpy,” and the international aid effort needs firmer coordination among the many nations participating.
Rice said she hopes a new candidate will be chosen quickly to replace a respected British diplomat who had accepted a job as overall international coordinator of aid, government and economic projects in Afghanistan but backed out because of objections from Afghan President Hamid Karzai
The choice for the job would probably be a European, not an American, Rice said as she traveled to Britain….
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