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Obama Pledges To Protect Afghan Sovereignty

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November 21, 2013 AT 6:34 AM
In a letter to Afghanistan counterpart Hamid Karzai, President Obama said Nov 20 that the United States will respect Afghan sovereignty under a proposed new security agreement. "We will continue to make every effort to respect the sanctity and dignity of Afghans in their homes and in their daily lives, just as we do for our own citizens," Obama wrote in the letter released Nov. 21 by the administration. The president sent the letter as Karzai and Secretary of State John Kerry worked on an agreement that would allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan to train and assist local forces, even after the end of combat operations after 2014.