OBAMA: 'Starting This Spring, Our Troops Will Have A Different Mission' In Afghanistan• http://www.businessinsider.com, Brett LoGiurato
Currently, roughly 68,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan. In meetings on Friday, the two leaders discussed various plans to continue the transition in Afghanistan, as well as the size of a potential residual force that could remain in the country after the official end of the war.
The Obama-Karzai meeting is the pair's first since Obama's re-election in November. It also comes amid a shakeup in Obama's second-term defense team, as Obama has announced nominees to fill the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and CIA Director positions.
Two of those nominees — former Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense and Sen. John Kerry for state — could push for a faster withdrawal than what has been on the table.
1 Comments in Response to OBAMA: 'Starting This Spring, Our Troops Will Have A Different Mission' In Afghanistan
They have a mission?!