Tuesday, September 17, 2013

U.S. To Permanently Keep 20,000 Troops In Afghanistan

Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Committee on Defense, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, said on his return from a four-day visit that he was informed in Kabul that within the next two months, a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington will be signed, allowing foreign troops to remain in Afghanistan.
Speaking at a news conference, he also said according to informed sources in Kabul, there were over 100,000 U.S. contractors who were engaged in various security and other related responsibilities for both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"This number would not be affected by the draw-down of NATO troops," Mushahid Hussain said.

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