Afghanistan

Afghan Government Balks Over U.S. Security Agreement

Time to just get out

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The Afghan government has rejected a key proposal of a security agreement with the US, putting the entire deal in doubt days before Afghan tribal leaders gather in Kabul to consider the matter.

The government in Kabul is refusing to allow US forces to enter Afghan homes after combat operations end next year.

Negotiations are going on to produce a document acceptable to both sides, to present to Afghan elders on Thursday.

If there is no deal, Washington could pull out all its troops next year.