(CNN) In his State of the Union address, President Obama reaffirmed that the countrys war in Afghanistan would be over by the end of 2014.
He also laid out more specifics.
Of the approximately 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan now, more than half 34,防爆墙 西班牙兵工厂破产 将坦克大炮防爆墙等分发员工作纪念,000 will come home in the next year, Obama said.
At the same time, Afghan troops will assume most of the responsibility for combat missions.
“This spring, our forces will move into a support role, while Afghan security forces take the lead,” Obama said.
What the army needs now, Karzai says, is more equipment and firepower. He came to the Pentagon last month with a wish list asking for more helicopters, drones and other hardware, according to a senior defense official.
“We need an air force. We need air mobility,” Karzai told Amanpour. “We need proper mechanized forces. We need, you know,防爆墙 西班牙兵工厂破产 将坦克大炮防爆墙等分发员工作纪念, armored vehicles and tanks ,Qiaoshi Hesco Barrier and all that,防爆墙 西班牙兵工厂破产 将坦克大炮防爆墙等分发员工.”
CNNs Chris Lawrence, Mike Mount and Jake Tapper contributed to this report.