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Afghan Lawmakers Approve Defense, Intelligence Chiefs Ahead of NATO Summit

KABUL, June 20 – The Afghan parliament approved President Ashraf Ghani’s choices for defense minister and intelligence chief on Monday, ensuring continuity in command at a time when the Taliban insurgency has intensified and more U.S. troops are preparing to go home. Parliament approved General Abdullah Khan Habibi as new defense minister, to replace Masoom Stanekzai,

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