By Meghashyam Mali | 11/25/13 04:53 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Monday warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his refusal to sign a post-war security accord was “not viable” and that further delays would force the U.S. to begin planning for the withdrawal of all forces from Afghanistan.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/25/13 11:15 AM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice is in Afghanistan to meet with government officials and visit with U.S. troops to celebrate Thanksgiving, the White House said Monday. The visit will include meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to the Associated Press. The trip, which...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/22/13 01:40 PM
The White House on Friday pressed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a post-war security agreement with the U.S. by year’s end, saying that the administration has “submitted our final offer on the text.” “We are not open to rewriting it,” said White House press secretary Jay...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/21/13 03:50 PM
The White House cautiously urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a security agreement as soon as possible after he appeared to balk early Thursday, arguing that it is in the best interest of his country and U.S. national security. “It's important for the Afghan government to get this...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/21/13 10:40 AM
In a surprise move, Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to pour cold water on the chances for an immediate security deal with the U.S., saying that because of the mistrust' between him and Washington, any agreement should wait until his successor is elected. “The agreement should be...
11/21/13 07:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama, in letter to Karzai, says security agreement will show 'respect for Afghan sovereignty'
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/20/13 04:37 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday announced that negotiators had finalized the language for an Afghan security pact outlining the role of American troops after 2014 and denied the deal included a U.S. "apology" for its conduct in the war. “We reached an agreement as to the final...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/19/13 06:15 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday declined to deny reports that President Obama will write a letter acknowledging U.S. mistakes in the Afghanistan war as part of a security agreement with Kabul. Carney said he would not “comment on presidential correspondence." He addressed...
By Charles Hoskinson | 11/19/13 03:56 PM
Obama administration officials are prepared to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan long enough for today's second-graders to have a shot at fighting in what is already America's longest war, according to a draft U.S.-Afghan agreement obtained by NBC News.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/14/13 03:19 PM
Congressional Republicans are vowing to stay vigilant and prevent President Obama from closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay as the Senate begins to consider a defense authorization bill.
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