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Karzai and Obama Meet in Washington: What Does the Future Hold?

Michael E. O’Hanlon

As Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai begins the last leg of his presidency and President Barack Obama embarks on his second term, the two leaders will meet in Washington this week, for talks about the future of Afghanistan and the NATO mission there. With the U.S. troop drawdown and a presidential election both slated for next year, key decisions regarding Afghanistan can’t be rushed and both presidents should bear that in mind notes Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.