Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a nationally televised speech about the state of Afghan women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March, 10, 2013. Karzai on Sunday accused the Taliban and the U.S. of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year. Karzai says two deadly suicide bombings on Saturday show the insurgent group is conducting attacks to help show that international forces will still be needed to keep the peace after their current combat mission ends in 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)
Afghan leader’s harsh words add tension to Hagel visit
Diplomacy » “Security concerns” nix joint news conference between Karzai, Hagel.
By ALISSA J. RUBIN
and THOM SHANKER
| The New York Times
First Published Mar 10 2013 05:24 pm • Last Updated Mar 10 2013 11:57 pm
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