President Barack Obama told his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Tuesday he is now planning a full US troop withdrawal, but did not rule out a deal on a post-2014 mission with the next Kabul government.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks in Kandahar province on February 15, 2014
Obama told Karzai by telephone that, since the Afghan leader had refused to sign a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with Washington, the Pentagon has little option but to plan for a full pullout, the White House said.
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