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Are warning of the possibility of violent attacks here at home in response to the killings of Afghan civilians blamed on an American soldier.
And there was more backlash today in Afghanistan.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen exports.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta left Afghanistan after a fractious 28 hours on the ground there in which he fended off a demand by Afghan President Hamid Karzai for US and NATO forces to withdraw from villages and rural areas and stay on their bases.
US officials both in the region and in Washington downplayed the demand and made clear that -- private talks with Karzai contemplated no change in the American timetable.
We really did focus on the strategy for the future.
And -- what needs to be accomplished.
-- as we move towards.
The end of -- 2014 and then beyond 2014.
Finish the transferred to Afghan security lead and 2014 and we knew that that's the mission.
And we are sticking to independent analysts saw different meanings in Karzai's demand this.
About it from his perspective.
He knows that wants the United States -- there could there's probably going to be civil warrants country is try to make peace with the new guys doing things are gonna -- It clearly suits what Karzai wants to do politically.
And -- probably.
In all honesty.
Reflects what the administration would like to do.
To be sure Afghans remain outraged by recent earnings of the Koran -- coalition bases and by Sunday's -- by an as yet unidentified American soldier.
Who allegedly shot and killed nine children and seven other civilians in the south the soldiers swift rendition to Kuwait for further questioning also inflamed local sentiment -- the kind of succumbed to the thirty -- America has not done the right thing.
He should have been put in prison in here and put on trial here in Afghanistan.
Further complicating US policy was Thursday's announcement by the Taliban citing an alleged shifting of terms by the Americans.
That it is suspending the peace talks that it only barely begun.
The State Department left open the possibility that the talks could resume quote after feelings call.
That's gonna take two to tango that -- -- to decide.
What they want to do in this regard.
The Afghan interpreter who won Wednesday drove a stolen truck at high speed straight -- a group of Marines who gathered to greet secretary Panetta shortly before his landing and a coalition base.
Has done 70% of the man's body been burned after the truck caught fire he was never question.
Panetta said he did not believe that he was the target -- on this -- -- panel James thank you.
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