Friday, February 28, 2014

Hagel Comments on BSA

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commented on the lack of the Bilateral Security Agreement and the danger it poses for the future security and stability of Afghanistan. The United States has basically given up on the corrupt, ineffective, and erratic current president of Afghanistan (Hamid Karzai) - recognizing that the Bilateral Security Agreement will not be signed until Afghanistan elects a new president. There is concern that the Afghan elections scheduled in April 2014 will not produce a clear winner and a run-off election will be scheduled for mid-summer; thus delaying the signing of the BSA.  Read more in "Hagel: Lack of Agreements Narrows Options in Afghanistan", American Forces Press Service, February 26, 2014.

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