Afghan leader thanks U.S. troops as Obama expected to slow pullout

March 23, 2015 3:21 PM

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Afghan leader thanks U.S. troops as Obama expected to slow pullout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praised U.S. troops who have fought and died during more than 13 years of war in his country as he kicked off a visit to Washington on Monday to drive home the case for slowing the withdrawal of America forces.

In an address to U.S. soldiers and military families at the Pentagon, Ghani sought to reassure Americans of the value of their sacrifice in lives lost and money spent in the battle against al Qaeda and other extremists.

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