From the U.S. Department of Defense: NATO has approved the idea of an intermediate military headquarters in Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said today.

The headquarters is a corps-level organization that will oversee the tactical, day-to-day operations in the country.

U.S. officials would like to see Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, deputy commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, in the post . . .

The intermediate headquarters would coordinate NATO and allied efforts in Afghanistan where about 64,500 service members from 42 nations serve in NATO’s International Security Assistance Force. Nearly 30,000 of that total are American. An additional 28,000 Americans are serving in Afghanistan outside of ISAF. (photo: NATO/SHAPE)