Last weekend in Chicago, NATO leaders reached a landmark agreement to put the Western alliance on an "irreversible" path out of the decade-long war in Afghanistan and re-affirmed their commitment to withdraw combat forces by the end of 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday to discuss the role of international forces in Afghanistan over the next two years.
As expected, issues relating to the war in Afghanistan are front and center on the first day of the NATO Chicago Summit.
On Sunday, gunmen assassinated Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, a top negotiator for Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) in Kabul.
On April 22, the United States and Afghanistan completed the initial drafts of a strategic partnership agreement that will outline the U.S.’s role in Afghanistan beyond the withdrawal of combat troops at the end of 2014. The agreement comes after months of negotiations.