(The Hill) Afghanistan hints at conditional immunity for US troops after 2014

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday suggested he might be ready to grant American troops conditional immunity after 2014, a key U.S. demand that proved a deal breaker in Iraq.

Karzai said U.S. troops could remain immune from local prosecution after Afghan forces take over their country's security if they respect the “sovereignty, laws and lives of Afghan people” and help equip Afghan forces, the Agence France-Presse reports. President Obama is considering leaving a 10,000-troop force in the country after the end of the NATO mission.

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Posted December 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Br. Michael wrote:

Gee, 10,000 targets who may or may not be prosecuted if they defend themselves.  Only a fool would agree to this.

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