Thursday, 2 February 2012

Afghans Concerned at NATO 2013 Withdrawal Talk

There are signs of a worried reaction from Afghanistan that the US might be getting ready to leave early. One report we've read says:

Earlier in Kabul, a senior Afghan security official said his government had not been informed of Panetta’s announcement and said it “throws out the whole transition plan.”“Transition has been planned against a timetable and this makes us rush all our preparations,” he said. “If the Americans withdraw from combat, it will certainly have an effect on our readiness and training, and on equipping the police force.”
 There has been a smattering of surprised and concerned responses from NATO allies too.

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