Hamid Karzai Announces New Phase of Transition, Peace Process Suffers Another Blow

It seems Afghan President Hamid Karzai just can't win. On a day meant to showcase the strength of the country's armed forces -- with an announcement that the next phase of the transition from NATO foces would eventually see 75 percent of the country under Afghan control -- a high profile assassination served as a grim reminder that the war is far from over. Phase Three, or Tranche Three as it was announced, will see the transition of 122 more districts across the country to Afghan command. ...Full Story
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