Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. - Afghan Security Agreement Signed

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (2nd L) stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (L) and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 29, 2014. [Photo: Xinhua]

US And Afghanistan Sign Security Deal -- The Guardian

Pact allows 10,000 American troops to remain in the country and raises hopes for improved US-Afghan relations

Afghanistan and the US have signed a long-delayed agreement to allow international forces to stay in the country beyond 2014.

In a low-key ceremony at the presidential palace, the Afghan national security adviser and the US ambassador signed the bilateral security agreement in the presence of the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

Hamid Karzai, Ghani’s predecessor, refused to sign the pact for more than a year, frustrating international partners who would have had to begin withdrawing material and personnel soon without it. The deal also ensures aid will continue to come from Nato countries.

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More News On The Signing Of The U.S. - Afghan Security Agreement

U.S. signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014 -- Reuters
Afghanistan, US Sign Long-Awaited Security Pact -- Defense News
Afghanistan signs deal keeping U.S. troops beyond 2014 -- CNN
Accord to keep US troops in Afghanistan signed in Kabul -- Stars and Stripes
New Afghan government signs US troops deal -- BBC
US and Afghanistan sign security pact -- Al Jazeera
Afghanistan, US Sign Security Pact -- VOA
Afghanistan, US sign security agreement -- FOX News/AP
U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement Signed -- WSJ
Afghan, US officials sign long-awaited pact to ensure troops stay past 2014 -- RT
US Signs Deal on Limited Military Presence in Afghanistan -- RIA Novosti
US, Afghanistan sign security agreement -- The Hill
U.S., Afghanistan sign security deal for troops to stay -- Washington Times
Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed security pact -- USA Today
U.S., Afghanistan sign security pact to allow American forces to remain in country -- Washington Post
US To Keep 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan -- Defense News


James said...

Abdullah on the left says "I don't need to read the words for this song, I got screwed".

War News Updates Editor said...

Yup ... he got screwed .... again.

James said...

If you were still in your old job at the FO in the old USSR, and were asked to write an appreciation of the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. What would be your outline for your rough draft?

War News Updates Editor said...

James .... that is a good question. Give me a day or two to think about it, and I will be writing up a post on what is my opinion on the current state of affairs in Afghanistan.

My "friends" in Moscow are split on this .... some are happy that the Americans are going to maintain a 10,000 troop presence in the country to try to maintain some semblance of stability ... others are not because they see the U.S. presence as one of the reasons for the instability.

James said...

Like I said just an outline would satisfy me.