Comments for: Afghan conference of elders to discuss US role

Posted Nov. 15, 2011, at 9:02 p.m.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Despite Taliban threats, about 2,000 Afghan elders will convene this week as President Hamid Karzai seeks support for a security partnership with the U.S. after the scheduled withdrawal of international troops by the end of 2014. The loya jirga, or grand council, could give Karzai political cover …

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