President Barack Obama listens Friday as Afgan President Hamid Karzai speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington.
President Barack Obama listens Friday as Afgan President Hamid Karzai speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington.
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published Friday, January 11th, 2013
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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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