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Afghan Govt. Urged to Sign U.S. Security Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry and NATO officials have advised the Afghan government to sign a security deal meant to insure the presence of some U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014, Reuters reported Tuesday. Adrian Croft, David Brunnstrom, Justyna Pawlak and Tom Koerkemeier write Kerry said Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, Afghanistan’s defense …

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Lawmakers Launch Appeal for Decision on Afghan Follow-On Force

Senators have asked the White House to arrive at a definite number of U.S. forces that will remain in Afghanistan after the Pentagon’s planned 2014 drawdown, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Karen DeYoung writes that lawmakers have expressed worry the uncertainty could hurt already cloudy bilateral relations between the Obama …

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Petraeus: Afghan Forces in Place, Primed for Success

The infrastructure to train the Afghan security forces is in place, and surge forces have arrived and are conducting operations, according to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus. “We have more than tripled the number of U.S. forces on the ground, NATO nations have contributed more forces as well and non-NATO …

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Pentagon, Afghan President Work to Disband Security Companies

Pentagon officials are working with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to disband private security contractors in Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman announced yesterday. “We share a common goal with President Karzai, and that is the elimination of the need for private security contractors in Afghanistan,” Whitman told reporters. “But while we …

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