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US seeks ‘long-term interests’ in Afghanistan

January 1, 2014

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America’s pressure on Afghanistan to sign a bilateral security deal, which authorizes an enduring US military presence, indicates that the US invaded the country “with long-term geostrategic interests,” says an anti-war activist.

As the 2014 pullout deadline of US forces from Afghanistan draws closer, the Pentagon has urged the Afghan government to sign a controversial security deal which President Hamid Karzai has so far refused to sign it demanding, among others, that the US military should first agree to a halt in airstrikes and night raids on Afghan homes killing civilians.

“The US has been much more involved geopolitically in Afghanistan than it’s ever been willing to acknowledged,” said Rick Rozoff from Stop NATO International.

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