US may leave no troops in Afghanistan after 2014


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WASHINGTON (OfficialWire) — The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon’s view that thousands of troops may be needed to contain al-Qaida (al-KAH’-ee-duh) and to strengthen Afghan forces.

A White House deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama “wouldn’t rule out any option,” including zero troops. Obama will discuss the matter Friday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH’-mihd KAHR’-zeye), although Rhodes said there is little prospect of the leaders announcing an agreement.

Read More at OfficialWire . By Robert Burns.


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