Secret Ceremony Ends NATO Afghan Combat Mission
As NATO marks the end of its combat mission in Afghanistan, it has to keep the ceremony a secret for fear of a Taliban attack.By Sebastian Martinez | December 28, 2014
The NATO International Security Assistance Force marked the official end to its combat mission in Afghanistan with a ceremony on Sunday.
But the ceremony itself had to be organized in secret due to the threat of a Taliban attack, the number and intensity of which have increased in recent months. (Video via Al Jazeera)
The ceremony marked the end of the combat mission, but it's not the end of a foreign troop presence in Afghanistan. Some 12,500 troops will stick around on a new training mission. (Video via U.S. Department of Defense)