Karzai Removes Two Top Ministers Afghan War Longest In Us History

06.07.10 | FL News Team

U.S. officials are shrugging their shoulders over the removal of two top Afghan security ministers. Afghan president Hamid Karzai's removal of Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh took U.S. and NATO officials by surprise. Both had enjoyed U.S. and NATO support in the past. Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the moves "an internal matter for the Afghans" that may have been needed for accountability. Gates added that he hoped Karzai would appoint "people of equal caliber" to fill the two important posts.

 Meanwhile, today marks the end of the 104th month of the war in Afghanistan, making it America's longest war. The Vietnam war lasted 103 months.