In a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday reaffirmed the transition plan for Afghanistan.
“Specifically, at the upcoming NATO summit in my hometown of Chicago, we’ll determine the next phase of transition. This includes shifting to a support role next year, in 2013, in advance of Afghans taking full responsibility for their own security in 2014. We’re going to complete this mission, and we're going to do it responsibly. And NATO will maintain an enduring commitment so that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for al Qaeda to attack our countries."
Transcript of Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron
March 14, 2012