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Karzai calls for withdrawal timeline for Afghanistan.

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Today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a visiting U.N. Security Council delegation that the international community should set a date to end the war in Afghanistan. “If there is no deadline, we have the right to find another solution for peace and security, which is negotiations,” Karzai reportedly said. Spencer Ackerman notes, “One thing that’s been entirely missing from the policy debate on Afghanistan — in the U.S., in NATO, in Afghanistan — is that no one even pretends to think about how the war is supposed to end. No one knows the endgame, and no one even proposes endgames.”