Obama, Karzai meeting to discuss ending Afghan war

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are charting the course for the war's end Friday during a meeting at the White House to discuss the future of the US role in Afghanistan and the 66,000 American troops there.


The two leaders planned a joint news conference Friday afternoon, but White House officials said Obama will not announce any decisions on the next phase of troop withdrawals or whether any US forces will stay behind in Afghanistan after the war formally ends in 2014. (AP)