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The Only Way Forward in Afghanistan

The Only Way Forward in Afghanistan

November 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 11/13/13 By Michael Shank Tribal elders in Afghanistan are preparing to meet next week to discuss the Bilateral Security Agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan, which governs details of the relationship between the countries after 2014. But news this week of Afghans protesting against the […]

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No Immunity for US Troops: Why Hamid Karzai Punted to Loya Jirga

No Immunity for US Troops: Why Hamid Karzai Punted to Loya Jirga

October 15, 2013 at 11:39 am

HUFFINGTON POST 10/14/13 By Michael Shank As U.S, Secretary of State John Kerry heralds the near-complete negotiations over a Bilateral Security Agreement with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, one thing is certain: immunity for U.S. troops post-2014 isn’t going to happen. It’s a political non-starter. No Afghan presidential candidate, queuing for […]

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