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Accord to keep US troops in Afghanistan signed in Kabul

Afghanistan’s new government on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security deal with the United States that lays out the terms for nearly 10,000 U.S. troops to remain past the December deadline for the withdrawal of coalition combat troops.

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Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.

 

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