2:02 PM, Oct 13, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Secretary of State Kerry and Afghanistan's Karzai say they are this close to an agreement that will keep some U.S. forces in the country after the big, 2014 pullout. As Indira A.R. Lakshmanan & Eltaf Asefy Najafizada of Bloomberg report:
This is what is known as a "status of forces" treaty and failure to negotiate one successfully with the Iraqi government led to a total American pullout.
And, as Michael Yon reports, the prospects an SOF deal with the Afghanistan government are well short of good. And the long-term consequences, detailed by Yon in this sobering report, are a long, long way short of good.
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