Afghans want military force at Pakistan border

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Afghanistan wants to set up a joint military force that would have the power to operate on both sides of the border with Pakistan.

Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak says that's the only way to fight militants in his country -- many of whom are coming from the ungoverned regions of Pakistan.

Wardak told Pentagon reporters Monday that he has asked that a joint force be created to include the United States, Afghanistan, coalition forces and Pakistani forces.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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