The following is an excerpt from CAROL E. LEE AND ADAM ENTOUS | May 20, 2012 | WSJ.com |
Obama Seeks Support for Plan to Remain Engaged in Afghanistan Through 2024
CHICAGO—U.S. tensions with Pakistan complicated the opening day of a NATO summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in his hometown and where allies gathered to solidify a strategy for ending the war in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration has so far been unable to reach an agreement with Pakistan to reopen key supply routes into Afghanistan that were closed after a Nov. 26 U.S. strike on two border posts that killed two dozen Pakistani troops.
U.S. and NATO officials intend to use the summit to intensify pressure on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to cut a deal to reopen the supply …
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