Afghanistan

February 18, 2013 - 5:30 PM
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 file photo, an Afghan military officer poses a question to President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan. Karzai issued an order Monday, Feb. 18, barring Afghan security forces from requesting international airstrikes during operations in residential areas. Critics expressed worries Monday that the order could hobble government troops even as they prepare to take over full responsibility for security in the country from international forces. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid, File)