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US troops in Afghanistan to take support role ahead of schedule - Stars and Stripes

US troops in Afghanistan to take support role ahead of schedule - Stars and Stripes

Related Analysis: Karzai faces an altered landscape in talks with Obama WASHINGTON – U.S. and NATO forces will hand off leadership for security throughout Afghanistan to indigenous troops a few months sooner than expected, an acceleration that assuages Afghan concerns about sovereignty and backs up U.S. claims that the war is on track. “What we’re seeing is Afghan soldiers are stepping up, at great risk to themselves, and that allows us to make that transition during the spring,” President Barack Obama said Friday in a joint White House press conference with President Hamid Karzai. The so-called “roadmap” for the security transition previously called for Afghan troops to take the lead throughout the country in mid-2013, as U.S. forces took on an advisory and support mission. Now that will happen early in the year. Advertisement But Obama said he has yet to decide whether t...

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