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President Obama notified Congress that US warplanes "briefly" entered Somali airspace on Jan. 11 to assist the botched French rescue mission in Somalia. The fighter jets were based out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.
After meeting with Afghan president Karzai, President Obama said the pace of the US withdrawal in Afghanistan would accelerate as the US mission shifted to training Afghan forces this the spring. The number of US troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 remains undecided. Obama pledged that US troops would leave Afghan villages by spring and Afghan prisons housing terrorism suspects would revert to Afghan control.
Defense Secretary Panetta met with Afghan president Karzai to discuss "the last chapter" of establishing Afghan sovereignty and security. US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas have recently escalated. The government argued on national security grounds against the release of photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse and sea burial.