Comments for: US trims plans for civilian force in post-2014 Afghanistan

Posted Dec. 05, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has ordered significant cutbacks in initial plans for a robust U.S. civilian presence in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops withdraw two years from now, according to U.S. officials. Learning from Iraq, where postwar ambitions proved unsustainable, the White House and top State Department officials are …

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