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Obama, Karzai agree: It’s time to wind down war

January 12, 2013
By JULIE PACE , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting. U.S. and coalition forces will take a battlefield back seat by spring and, by implication, go home in larger numbers soon thereafter.

 
 
 

 

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