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Afghan Delegates Agree on the Need for Foreign Troops

President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting with more than 1,000 representatives from the provinces who gathered here in the capital, won broad support on Sunday for the continued presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan after parliamentary elections in the fall. It was the first national consultation on the issue since a constitutional convention in January 2004 and Mr. Karzai’s own election last October, and it was the closest thing to a parliamentary debate the country has had on the extended presence of foreign troops. Full Story

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