Most unilateral US combat ops in Afghanistan to end this spring

President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai agreed Friday in Washington to accelerate US withdrawal goals. The schedule for transferring Afghan security forces into the lead and shifting US troops into support roles would also be speeded up. Comments at a news conference ending Karzai’s visit to the White House reflected Obama’s intention to wind down the 11-year war with all possible speed, ahead of the full US troop withdrawal at the end of 2014.

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