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

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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 need to know.