US may stay in Afghanistan post-2014

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iol news pic Obama US Afghanistan~3 AP President Barack Obama listens as Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington - US President Barack Obama and his Afghan opposite number Hamid Karzai discussed Friday what they said was a “possible” US military presence in Afghanistan after 2014.

In a joint statement issued after a meeting in Washington, the pair said the countries were negotiating a bilateral security agreement to define how any US force would continue to support Afghan troops beyond next year. - Sapa-AFP


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