U.S. discusses Afghan troop levels; Kabul holds talks with Taliban

By Reuters | Wed, 5 Feb 2014 03:33 AM

By Lesley Wroughton and Hamid Shalizi

WASHINGTON/KABUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met his senior military commanders to discuss the American presence in Afghanistan as officials in Kabul confirmed President Hamid Karzai's government has been holding secret talks with Taliban insurgents.

The United States said it welcomed any talks that would ...

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