Will timetable for Afghanistan change?

I think what is clear is that years of work trying to stabilise Afghan villages, billions of dollars spent training the Afghan military, is all being critically undermined by the actions of a few rogue soldiers.

Remember, the polls here show that 60% of Americans regard this war as not being worthwhile, that number is now certain to grow over the coming weeks.

The question is can the timetable be brought forward from 2014, perhaps to 2013?

I think the answer is it is increasingly likely and I think the political and military chereography of an accelerated withdrawal will be a central part of the conversation between David Cameron and the President at the White House over the next 48 hours.

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US won't alter Afghan plan

The killings by a U.S. soldier of 16 Afghan civilians will not change the timetable for the withdrawal of American troops, the White House says.