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Afghan Spokesman Rebuffs US Troop Deal Deadline

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November 22, 2013 AT 9:58 AM
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai on Friday rebuffed American demands that he sign a security pact allowing U.S. forces to stay in the country for another decade. Regional leaders continue to meet behind closed doors to debate the draft agreement seen as necessary to enable thousands of American soldiers to stay beyond a 2014 deadline primarily to train and mentor government security forces. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that without an agreement the U.S.