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obama-voices-support-for-approving-r74WASHINGTON, D.C.  — President Obama is seriously considering pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, according to a senior administration official.

The comments came after the New York Times reported the White House is looking at speeding up the troop withdrawal to the “zero option.”

That means leaving no troops in Afghanistan.

Until now, U.S. and Afghan official have discussed plans to keep a small force behind to fight insurgents and train Afghan security personnel.

But the President has grown increasingly frustrated in dealing with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Their relationship soured further last month after the U.S. and the Taliban planned peace talks. In response, Karzai cut off negotiations with the U.S. on the residual troop presence post-2014.

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1 Comment

  • Ralph

    We should pull all investment funds and money out these third world countries and let them find their own way. If they want to live in the past, let them. Too many US service members have served and died for an ungrateful backward Afghan population.