Obama, NATO’s Rasmussen discuss end of combat in Afghanistan
NATO members must keep working with Afghan counterparts to ensure they’re ready to take over security duties next year, President Obama said Friday.
“We’ve seen great progress in the Afghan National Security Forces. We want to continue that progress,” Obama said Friday in a statement with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Washington. “And central to that will be those NATO members, who are contributing, continuing to work effectively with their Afghan counterparts so that moving into next year we have a successful Afghan election and we continue transition until the end of 2014 whereby our combat roles will be completed.”
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