US, NATO Agree to Stay in Afghanistan until 2014

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President Hamid Karzai wants US and NATO forces reduced, but he'll have to settle for increased drone strikes and nighttime raids whether he likes it or not. That's according to President Obama after he and other NATO leaders set 2014 as a firm date for ending major combat in Afghanistan. However, behind the scenes, US and European officials doubt General David Petraeus' claim that he has "broken the Taliban's momentum." Is Karzai getting mixed signals?  What about the civilian population in Afghanistan, the nations in Europe and the United States?


Steven Erlanger - New York Times - @StevenErlanger, Ahmed Rashid - Pakistani journalist, Thomas Johnson - Naval Postgraduate School, Lisa Curtis - Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation, David Wood - National Security Correspondent,

Warren Olney

Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner