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A NATO spokesman has stressed that military operations to secure Afghanistan will not be delayed by the ousting of the top war commander and mounting casualties. It follows the dismissal of General Stanley McChrystal by President Barack Obama after McChrystal and his aides were quoted in Rolling Stone magazine making disparaging remarks about top Obama administration officials.
Brigadier General Josef Blotz, Nato Spokesman, said, "We all will not miss a beat in our operations to expand security here in Afghanistan. Regarding the mood of our troops and the pace of operations there is absolutely no change whatsoever. Our troops understand they must continue partnering with the Afghan national security forces to push the fight in the south, that there is no pause in our efforts to protect the Afghan people."