Coalition forces’ command changes hands

Dunford succeeds Allen in overseeing U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan

Posted: February 11, 2013 at 5:02 a.m.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford receives a flag from Marine Gen. John Allen (left) after taking over as new commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan during a change-of-command ceremony Sunday in Kabul.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday as the coalition enters its final stretch of the more than 11-year-old war.

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