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Afghan elders to discuss key security deal with the US

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AFP, 19 November 2013

“Kate Clark, a senior analyst with the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analyst Network, said too much was at stake for the jirga to reject the BSA.

‘On the BSA depends not just US bases and a possible counter-terrorism force, but also the continuing NATO training mission and money for the Afghan security forces,” she said, adding that such gatherings “give respectability to sensitive decisions taken by the government’.”

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