US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024

America and Afghanistan are close to signing a strategic pact which would allow thousands of United States troops to remain in the country until at least 2024, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

 

The agreement would allow not only military trainers to stay to build up the   Afghan army and police, but also American special forces soldiers and air   power to remain.

The prospect of such a deal has already been met with anger among   Afghanistan’s neighbours including, publicly, Iran and, privately, Pakistan.

It also risks being rejected by the Taliban and derailing any attempt to coax   them to the negotiating table, according to one senior member of Hamid   Karzai’s peace council.

A withdrawal of American troops has already begun following an agreement to   hand over security for the country to Kabul by the end of 2014.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Marshall

    August 20, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I think this is a great idea. Look at it this wy. Not only will our troops have a better chance of eliminating the 100 Taliban who remain in Afghanistain but the US drug trade will be flourishing. What a wonderful way to raise the national debt to new hieghts.

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