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Prof. James Carafano comments on Bilateral Security Agreement in Afghanistan

Obama’s Afghanistan Soap Opera

It sounds like a soap opera… and it might be nothing but theatrics after all.

The very public back and forth over whether Afghanistan will adopt a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) allowing U.S. and NATO troops to remain in the country after 2014 has been dramatic, to say the least. After months of wrangling between Kabul and Washington, the pact was dumped on the Loya Jirga, a grand assembly of Afghan leaders, to review. The council endorsed the agreement. Soon thereafter, however, Afghan president Hamid Karzai declared that it wasn’t good enough.

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