Karzai: Any future strategic parrtnership deal with must specify US funding billions for Afghan troops

Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Become a Fan
  (9 fans)


At militarytimes.com

Afghanistan's president raised another condition Tuesday for a long-awaited strategic partnership with the United States: it must spell out the U.S.'s yearly commitment to pay billions of dollars for the cash-strapped Afghan security forces. The demand both threatens to further delay the key bilateral pact and suggests that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is worried that the U.S. commitment to his country is wavering. The U.S. already pays the vast majority of the budget to train, equip and run the Afghan security forces and expects to do so for years to come, a reflection of Afghanistan's moribund economy. But the U.S.'s yearly Congressional budget process, as well as the American public's weariness with the Afghan conflict, would make it difficult for Washington to commit to a dollar figure years in advance.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At militarytimes.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments