Speed pullback to bases, Karzai urges U.S., allies

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 4:18 a.m.

President Hamid Karzai (center) arrives Saturday at an Afghan foreign-policy strategy conference in Kabul. “There will be a change in our relations with the world in 2013,” he said.

Afghanistan’s president said Saturday that the U.S. and NATO troops transferring security to local forces should leave the country’s villages as soon as possible and pull back to their bases.

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