Afghanistan: We Need More Aid

    LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 20:  Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai speaks to reporters during a press conference after signing a declaration for the Afghanistan-NATO partnership on day two of the NATO summit at Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) on November 20, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two day summit will address issues including a new strategic concept for NATO. Britain and the US will also seek an agreement to hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to local forces over the next four years.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hamid Karzai

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    The world is on the hook to help Afghanistan until 2030, according to comments from President Hamid Karzai at an international conference Monday dedicated to planning the country’s future. “We will need your steadfast support for at least another decade,” said Karzai—long past the 2014 date on which American troops are scheduled to pull out. He also called for money to help pay for security forces until 2030. The conference, in Bonn, Germany, was a bit of a letdown given that Pakistan refused to show up, more fallout from a deadly NATO raid on its soldiers last week.

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