U.S., NATO warn Afghan troop plan is in peril

By Anne Gearan, December 4, 2013

BRUSSELS —Time and patience are running out for countries planning to help support Afghanistan’s military after NATO-led troops depart, NATO and U.S. officials warned Tuesday.

Meeting in Brussels with Afghanistan’s interior minister and its senior diplomat, NATO officials made clear that they cannot leave even a small contingent of forces behind without guarantees that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is refusing to give.

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