Gates: Afghans must take more control of security (AP) – 1918th Edition

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 4, 2011. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is warning Afghans that they must take more responsibility for their own security if a planned withdrawal of American and other foreign combat troops by 2014 is to succeed. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)AP – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates appealed for patience with an unpopular war and said Saturday it’s too early to change strategies in Afghanistan or make more than modest U.S. troop withdrawals this summer.

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