The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President

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The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup. According to The New York Times, the "slowly unraveling" relationship between the two reached a "new low" when Karzai unloaded on Obama in a video conference for negotiating with the Taliban without him. This falling out comes at a fraught moment, just as Obama is finalizing his endgame plans in Afghanistan. He promised earlier this year that military operations would cease by the end of 2014. But now, in a fit of frustration over Karzai, Obama might pull out the troops ahead of schedule—as soon as next summer, the Times says. He is also considering a complete withdrawal, which would not leave behind even a small force to prop up the fragile Afghan state...

We invite you to read the full article published July 11 2013 by New Republic

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