U.S.-Afghanistan Near Pact on Troops After 2014

Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:52pm

Bloomberg reports that “Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they were close to completing a security agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014.”

“After two days of negotiations in Kabul, both leaders said the remaining obstacle to concluding the deal is whether Afghan representatives will endorse the U.S. having legal jurisdiction over international forces accused of committing crimes in the country. Any agreement must be approved by both Afghanistan’s parliament and a council of elders, Karzai told reporters late on Oct. 12.”