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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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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.