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No Imminent Decision on Afghan Pullout, White House Says

Pulling all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 is just one option President Barack Obama is considering, and no decision is imminent, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

“There’s ample time” to decide on a postwar presence, Carney said yesterday about a report in the New York Times that Obama is looking more seriously at the so-called “zero option” that his team discussed publicly in January, after growing frustrated with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.