Susan Rice, in Afghanistan, to Meet With Hamid Karzai to Talk Security Pact

Karzai doesn't want it in effect until he leaves office next year


he U.S. national security adviser planned to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Monday, a day after he rebuffed American requests to sign a long-delayed security pact by the end of the year.

Karzai's decision to ignore Sunday's recommendation to sign by an Afghan assembly of dignitaries has cast doubt on the presence of thousands of American and allied troops after a 2014 deadline to withdraw most foreign forces.