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The main point of -- NATO summit and in game four Afghanistan President Obama is there in his hometown of Chicago.
Discussing the handover of combat missions to Afghan forces and ending the war in 2014.
But a rift between the United States.
And Pakistan threatening to -- stage today's events.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry live from Chicago so Ed are we -- -- a rush for the exits in Afghanistan.
Well the last time these two leaders met just a couple weeks back when the president the next trip to Afghanistan.
And the bottom line is he signed a pact and what President Karzai.
To have a transition obviously all US troops out.
By the end of 2014.
But a commitment from the US.
That we would still play some sort of roll between 2014 and twentieth -- -- -- there's great pressure.
On President Obama not just that the American people you look at the public polls.
A frustrated with the length of the war in Afghanistan they -- -- see it over but also some of the allies here at NATO like the new French president -- on.
Is saying he had a campaign promise to pull all French troops out two years earlier than expected to the president tried to keep the coalition together.
By saying the US is going to be out in two years but we'll have a long term commitment after that -- it.
Also creating a vision post points fourteen.
In which we have ended our combat role.
The Afghan war as we understand it is over.
But our commitment to friendship and partnerships.
With -- Afghanistan.
And -- Also that means a real commitment in terms of money -- estimates -- -- billion dollars a year that the US and its allies are gonna the bubble up with after 2014.
In order to make sure that there is still peaceful transition that the peace fold in Afghanistan that's a lot of money.
President Bob trying to get the allies to cough up some of the -- as well because US budget problems.
Yeah and Pakistan wants money they've blockaded NATO's supply route they -- they -- I think 5000 per drop.
So that's also top of the issues there at the NATO summit and Henry live in Chicago Ed thanks very much more.
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