Karzai: Afghan forces ready to take over some provinces

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March 22, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday plans to transition authority of seven areas from international forces to Afghan security forces beginning in July, the first official step in what is likely to be a long and gradual drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan ahead of the 2014 deadline to end major combat operations. The move will test the readiness of the Afghan Army and police to assume control of their country and determine the speed at which other areas can assume responsibility." (03/22/11)


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