First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:04 PM on 4/24, issued at 10:04 PM Blackshear, GA | Bristol, GA | Mershon, GA | Millwood, GA

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 2/25 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has asked the Pentagon to make plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year in case the U.S. and Afghanistan cannot complete a bilateral security agreement.

Obama discussed the plans Tuesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has so far refused to sign the security agreement. The White House says Obama told Karzai that he was open to the possibility of finalizing the agreement later this year, likely after the Afghan elections this spring.

If an agreement is signed later this year, Obama told Karzai the U.S. could keep a limited troop presence. But he says the longer it takes to reach a security accord, the more likely it will be that any post-2014 troop presence is "smaller in scale and ambition."

2 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

Truthseeker - 2/25/2014 5:28 PM
0 Votes
Bring our young people home and quit wasting lives in a part of the world that will be screwed up until the end of the world.

Gunny48 - 2/25/2014 5:15 PM
0 Votes
Worked really well in Iraq....NOT!!!
Jacksonville Current Conditions
High 74° - Low 56°
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.