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Rice: NATO-led Afghan mission ‘bumpy’

February 6, 2008
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.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice  gestures during a joint ... 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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