Combating Extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Even as it announces the "transition" process, NATO will also state its intention to keep combat troops in Afghanistan until 2014, a date originally set by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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In an interview with The Washington Post, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said that he wanted American troops off the roads and out of Afghan homes.
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Afghanistan faces grave challenges politically and economically. The Washington Post follows the U.S. military and the Obama administration as they try to turn around the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and prevent the spread of extremist groups across the border in Pakistan.