LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Afghanistan will be the key topic as NATO leaders begin a two-day summit today in Portugal.
NATO countries are expected to set a goal of giving Afghans control of their security by the end of 2014. The alliance will also pledge a longer-term commitment to Afghanistan focused on training and development.
President Barack Obama is certain to be quizzed about America's exit strategy. But he's expected to get strong support for a new, expanded missile defense system in Europe.
On Saturday, Obama will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He'll also participate in a brief summit with European Union leaders before departing for Washington late Saturday.