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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:22 AM

Immunity for U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be decided by year-end

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A decision on immunity for U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan after the 2014 planned withdrawal will be made by the end of the year, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday.

"The issue of immunity is under discussion (and) it is going to take eight to nine months before we reach agreement," Karzai told a news conference in the capital, Kabul, after returning from meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

The Afghan government rejected an initial U.S. proposal regarding the question of immunity and a second round of negotiations will take place this year in Kabul, he said.

Those negotiations could involve Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, a "grand assembly" of political and community leaders convened for issues of national importance, he added.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/uk-afghanistan-karzai-security-idUKBRE90D0AR20130114

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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:28 AM

1. Hopefully the Afghans will follow the Iraqi lead and reject our claim for immunity

that is the only reason most troops came from Iraq.

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Response to AnOhioan (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:45 AM

2. How are we supposed to bomb Pakistan if we don't have bases in Afghanistan?

I am on the fence about this one. For real

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:45 PM

3. It's Like Deja-Vu All Over Again

 

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