KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 03:  1LT Ryan Spinuzzi-Nichols from Reno, Nevada with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village on March 3, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for a pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai or his successor refuses to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)