U.S. President Barack Obama (R) welcomes Afghan President Hamid Karzai prior to a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Obama: U.S. forces to move to Afghan support role in spring
Posted : Friday, 11 January 2013 01:54PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said U.S. and coalition forces will move to a support role in the Afghan conflict this spring.
Obama, during a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, said he will announce the next steps in the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan in coming months.
(Reporting By White House team)
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