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Posted: January 16, 2013 at 1:45 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We — not just the French, but all nations — have to combat terrorism.” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, during a visit to the United Arab Emirates Article, 1A Afghan hoping U.S. won’t desert nation KABUL — Afghanistan’s defense minister expressed optimism Tuesday that the United States will not abandon his country after foreign combat troops leave at the end of 2014.

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 01/16/2013