WATCH: What You Need to Know About Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga

As the U.S. and Afghanistan seek to hammer out a security deal for 2014 that will set out the terms of the U.S.’s continued presence in the country for years to come, all eyes fall on this week’s Loya Jirga. This grand assembly of tribal leaders, deeply embedded in Afghan culture, isn’t your usual decision making body. Here’s what you …

U.S. and Afghanistan Inch Closer to Security Deal

The Afghan government said that President Barack Obama has agreed to write a letter acknowledging the mistakes the U.S. made during the war. In exchange, Kabul will allow American troops to operate in the country after December 2014 when the coalition’s mandate expires, according to the Wall Street Journal.

President Hamid Karzai said …

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