Tue June 18, 2013
Afghan Forces Take Formal Control Of Security Operations
Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 6:18 pm
The White House says the mission in Afghanistan marked an important milestone on Tuesday: The hand-off of lead security responsibility from U.S. troops to Afghan forces. It's a key step as Americans prepare to withdraw nearly all combat troops by the end of 2014. Separately, the Obama administration announced the opening of talks with the Taliban about a political settlement to the war.