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Article posted: 1/8/2013 9:21 PM

Officials: US may leave no troops in Afghanistan

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President Barack Obama, right, meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, during their meeting at the NATO Summit in Chicago last May 20. The Obama administration gave the first explicit signal Tuesday it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014.

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The Obama administration gave the first explicit signal Tuesday that it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to keep a lid on al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces.
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