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Talks Clear Path for U.S.-Afghan Deal on Troops | NYTimes.com

After more than a week of hard-line posturing by Afghan and American officials, Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai defied expectations and agreed on key elements of a deal that, if completed, would keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond next year. For more on this story, visit: Talks Clear Path for U.S.-Afghan Deal on Troops – NYTimes.com.

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Development assistance in Afghanistan after 2014: from the military exit strategy to a civilian entry strategy | SIPRI

SIPRI has announced the publication of Development assistance in Afghanistan after 2014: from the military exit strategy to a civilian entry strategy After the departure of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), delivering development assistance in Afghanistan can return to common practices and procedures used in other insecure areas such as Somalia and Sudan (and already in areas of Afghanistan). ...

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U.S. Considers Faster Pullout in Afghanistan | NYTimes.com

Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan and to a “zero option” that would leave no American troops there after next year, according to American and European officials. For more on this story, visit: U.S. Considers Faster Pullout in Afghanistan – ...

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NATO, Karzai reach agreement on withdrawal of Special Forces from Wardak Province | Foreign Policy

A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that Afghan and NATO officials had come to an agreement on the gradual withdrawal of U.S. Special Forces from Wardak Province, which is strategically located just west of Kabul (AP, Reuters). NATO also said in a statement that U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford agreed to first bring Special Forces out of ...

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Despite Planned Troop Withdrawal, Special Ops and Private Forces Prepare to Continue Afghan War | Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Kathy Kelly discusses Obama’s State of the Union address with Amy Goodman. The announcement of a troop drawdown comes as a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan has killed 10 civilians. The strike hit what the NATO occupation force called a suspected Taliban hideout in the province of Kunar. Most of the dead were women and children. For more, we’re joined ...

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Pentagon Favors Phased Withdrawal From Afghanistan | RSN

The Pentagon is pushing a plan that would keep about 8,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan once the NATO military mission there ends in 2014 but significantly shrink the contingent over the following two years, according to senior U.S. government officials and military officers. The phased-reduction approach, which would define the shape of the United States’ endgame in Afghanistan, represents an ...

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A ‘Zero Option’ for Afghanistan | By David W. Barno, Foreign Policy

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit this week to Washington marks one of the final big decision points in America’s 11-year Afghanistan war. This week’s meetings are likely to determine the final U.S. footprint in Afghanistan after 2014, when all international combat operations are slated to end. And that residual number of U.S. forces could well be zero. Recent reports suggest ...

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Afghan MPs warn against total pullout of US troops | guardian.co.uk

Afghan politicians have reacted with alarm to a White House announcement that it is considering a complete withdrawal of US troops after 2014, warning that disaster and civil war would follow. The Obama administration has said it is considering the so-called “zero option” of a complete pullout despite earlier recommendations from the top military commander in Afghanistan to keep soldiers ...

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FCNL: Senate Vote Endorses Expedited Transition in Afghanistan | FCNL

By a vote of 62-33, the Senate endorsed a non-binding amendment (#3096) to the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that seeks to expedite the transition of governance responsibility to the Afghan government by mid-2013, a full eighteen months before the current proposed full transition date of December 2014. This amendment, while imperfect in many ways, signifies a very ...

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