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Hollande Firm on Afghan Exit

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

President Barack Obama met with France’s new leader François Hollande at the White House Friday, one day before the two head to this weekend’s Group of Eight summit. The newly-elected French president held firm to his campaign pledge to immediately withdraw his country's troops from Afghanistan despite objections from the U.S. and the U.K. At a press conference after the meeting, however, Hollande assured Obama that France would offer "support in another form."