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  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (right) motions Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the viewing stand during a full-honors arrival ceremony Thursday on the River Parade Field at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

    Delicate diplomacy as Obama and Karzai talk Afghanistan future

    As President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai meet at the White House Friday morning, big questions about the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan will be on the table.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies Feb. 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate on the State Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

    Clinton defends U.S. mission in Afghanistan

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday defended the U.S. mission in Afghanistan as a week of deadly anti-American protests and the killing of two U.S. service members pushed Democrats to challenge President Barack Obama's policy.

  • An Afghan soldier launches a rocket-propelled grenade as U.S. soldiers of the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade, of the 101st Airborne Division duck during a clash with insurgents at in the volatile Arghandab Valley in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Wolf seeks 'fresh eyes' on mission in Afghanistan

    Nine years into the war in Afghanistan, the American people and their elected representatives still do not have a clear sense of U.S. goals in the region, a senior House Republican says in a letter to President Obama.

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