The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Afghan President Threatens to Reject U.S. Deal

    It seems Hamid Karzai has reached a breaking point. The Afghan President has announced that he will not sign a long-term security deal with the U.S. if it conducts any further raids that kill civilians. His statement followed a drone strike in southern Afghanistan that killed a two-year-old child. Other Afghan leaders appear uneasy with Karzai’s attitude and the military agreement was decisively approved by the Afghan Grand Council last week. The U.S. has indicated that unless Karzai signs the deal, it will be forced to completely withdraw its forces from Afghanistan in 2014. 

    Source: NYT, Washington Post

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