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US, NATO Agree to Stay in Afghanistan until 2014

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Forget the start of withdrawal from Afghanistan in July of next year. The US and NATO have now extended major combat until 2014, even though President Karzai wants forces reduced. We look at the aftermath of the summit in Lisbon. Also, the TSA responds to traveler outcry over scanners and pat-downs, and Pope Benedict XVI appears to relax doctrine on the use of condoms.

 

Banner image: US President Barack Obama (R) holds a bi-lateral meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (L) during the NATO meetings on November 20, 2010 at Feira Internacional de Lisboa, as part of a NATO Summit of Heads of States and Government held on 19-20 November 2010. Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images