President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands last May with with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, during their meeting at the NATO Summit in Chicago. The Obama administration gave the first explicit signal Tuesday that it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014. Karzai is scheduled to meet with Obama at the White House on Friday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Obama, Karzai agree to speed military transition
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday they have agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country, with U.S. troops shifting fully to a support role. The leaders also said Obama agreed to place battlefield detainees under the control of the Afghan government.
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