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Latest update : 2012-03-13

Not-so-special relationship?

We're focusing on Afghanistan today - as the massacre there at the weekend puts it at the heart of the agenda for talks between Obama and Cameron today, and also pushes it into the heart of the US election campaign.

The New York Times has been to meet the families of the people killed by a US soldier on Sunday - and says that they believe it was a deliberate US conspiracy.

The Times says Obama and Cameron will be talking about a pullout from Afghanistan today - but the editorial says there's no excuse to cut and run.

The Guardian says there's nothing so special about the so-called special relationship - and the two men don't have much to offer each other.

The Washington Post looks at Afghanistan in the US presidential election - so far it hasn't been an issue.

By Elena CASAS

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