Obama says U.S. troops begin 'support role' in Afghanistan this spring

Obama says U.S. troops begin 'support role' in Afghanistan this spring

President Obama announced Friday that U.S. troops in Afghanistan will take a "support role" this spring, focusing on a training and advisory mission while still fighting when necessary ahead of withdrawal of most forces by the end of 2014. He made the announcement during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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