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Obama, Karzai announce accelerated military transition

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President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday announced a quicker transition of control of Afghanistan to the nation's own security forces, saying U.S. troops would move to a support role this spring. In a joint press conference at the White House, Obama said the transition would lay the foundation for a drawdown of U.S. troops but did not say how quickly that would occur —...