TV News LIES

Thursday, Dec 08th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024

US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024

E-mail Print PDF

US troops in AfghanistanAmerica 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.

But Afghans wary of being abandoned are keen to lock America into a longer partnership after the deadline. Many analysts also believe the American military would like to retain a presence close to Pakistan, Iran and China.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Iraqi troops retreat after Mosul hospital battle

Iraq troops retreat after hopital battle in MosulIraqi troops who seized a hospital deep inside Mosul believed to be used as an Islamic...

Iraq: Scores killed in petrol station Hilla attack

89+ killed in ISIL oil field attackAt least 80 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a massive suicide truck bomb...

Iraqi army mistakenly bombs civilians in ISIL-held city

Iraq bombs civiliansAt least 52 people have been killed when air strikes by Iraqi forces mistakenly targeted civilians...

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials

Hospitals gone in Eastern AleppoAll hospitals in Syria's besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!