http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20061005-100009-8879r WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- NATO assumed command of military operations in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, giving it responsibility for day-to-day operations across the country. Some 12,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan will now fall under NATO command, under the leadership of British Gen. David Richard, commander of the International Security and Assistance Force. Another 4,000 and 5,000 U.S. forces will remain dedicated to training the Afghan National Army and police. The remaining 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan are special forces conducting counter-terrorist operations against Taliban and al-Qaida forces and leadership, and support and logistics forces. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry will remain as the national commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. military. He will also remain in charge of the training Afghan forces, and will oversee U.S. military reconstruction and economic development projects. *** Didn't the Rethugs object to this sort of thing during the Bosnia campaign? Maybe Clinton taught them a thing or two.