Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Thursday, June 23, 2011

US and France Announce Afghan Withdrawal As Questions Remain About Karzai's Abilities and Intentions

Obama Vows to Withdraw Afghanistan Surge Troops by Next Summer -

France announces phased Afghan withdrawal - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Karzai surrounding himself with narrow circle of advisers urging a shift from US to Iran - The Washington Post

Karzai Welcomes Withdrawal, but Many Afghans Are Wary -

Karzai, Europe applaud Obama’s plan for troop withdrawals - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton says Taliban outreach key to Afghan solution - Telegraph