Journal: Afghanistan Withdrawal Timetable

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Petraeus drafts map of US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The US commander in Afghanistan, David Petraeus, has drafted a timetable for the handing over of control of its provinces to local security forces.  The news emerged as officials recovered the bodies of five of 16 policemen who vanished a week ago after an apparent Taliban attack on their remote base.

General Petraeus’s colour-coded map includes a small number of ”green” areas, designated for handover within six months, the London newspaper The Times reported.

The plan, which will be presented to NATO leaders at a summit in Lisbon on November 19, indicates that the western province of Herat will be handed over early, while NATO forces are expected to remain in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand for at least two more years.

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