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US could be in Afghanistan after 2014, says Biden

Posted By admin On January 11, 2011 @ 11:26 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Jan 11, 2011

US Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan completely in 2014 if Afghans did not want his country to do so.

About 97,000 American troops in Afghanistan are expected to start limited withdrawals in July ahead of the scheduled transfer of responsibility for security to Afghan forces in 2014.

But Biden, on the second day of his visit to war-torn Afghanistan, said: “We’re not leaving if you (Afghans) don’t want us to leave.”

Speaking after talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, he added: “It’s not our intention to govern or to nation-build — as President Karzai often points out, this is the responsibility of the Afghan people…

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/afghanistan-2014-biden/

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[3] U.S. Commander: U.S. Will Be Fighting in Afghanistan in 2014: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-commander-u-s-will-be-fighting-in-afghanistan-in-2014.html

[4] U.S. begins talks on long-term troop presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-begins-talks-on-long-term-troop-presence-in-afghanistan-beyond-2014.html

[5] Pentagon prepares plans for ‘up to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan’ after 2014: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-prepares-plans-for-%e2%80%98up-to-9000-troops-in-afghanistan%e2%80%99-after-2014.html

[6] Afghanistan’s Karzai thanks Obama for ‘your taxpayers’ money’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistans-karzai-thanks-obama-for-%e2%80%98your-taxpayers-money.html

[7] Karzai wants U.S. to reduce military operations in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/karzai-wants-u-s-to-reduce-military-operations-in-afghanistan.html

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