President Barack Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union address last year that “our war in Afghanistan will be over” by the end of 2014. When he speaks again tonight, he won’t be able to say how it will end.
The Pentagon has proposed to President Barack Obama that the U.S. leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014 or withdraw all of them, according to a U.S. official familiar with the discussions who asked not to be identified discussing the military planning.
Four United Nations workers and an International Monetary Fund official were among more than a dozen people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Lebanese restaurant in Afghanistan’s capital.
The Taliban guerrillas claimed responsibility for an attack near a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul that killed 21 people including the International Monetary Fund’s senior official in Afghanistan and three United Nations workers.