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Afghan President Expected to Urge Flexibility in US Troop Withdrawals

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are visiting Washington this week and are expected to urge the Obama Administration to allow some flexibility in the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals. The visit of Afghanistan’s top leaders comes as the White House says extremist elements operating in Afghanistan continue to pose a threat to U.S. national interests. Ghani and Abdullah will meet Monday with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at the Pentagon. Later, they will...

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