The mission for U.S. troops in Afghanistan will change a little sooner than expected. Presidents Obama and Karzai, held a joint news conference Friday after meeting at the White House.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports from the White House:
Coalition forces will shift to a support role this Spring, that’s a few months ahead of schedule. And after next year, President Obama says the U.S. mission will be limited.
(Obama) “It is not one that would require the same kind of footprint, obviously, that we’ve had over the last ten years in Afghanistan.”
That mission will have two objectives: train and assist Afghan forces and target remnants of al Qaeda and other terror groups.
Precisely how many U.S. troops, if any, stay behind after the 2014 drawdown remains a question.
At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.