Hagel: Afghan minister says security pact to be signed in 'timely manner'
December 8th, 2013
06:27 AM ET

Hagel: Afghan minister says security pact to be signed in 'timely manner'

By CNN Staff

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his Afghan counterpart assured him that an important security pact will be reached with Kabul in a "timely manner," despite a failure so far to forge a deal.

Hagel made the remark during a visit to Afghanistan on Saturday. What is known as the bilateral security agreement - ready to be implemented but still unsigned - initially has been front and center in Hagel's visit.

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  1. Gunther

    I dont see why this guy is so dedicated to refusing the deal. Bottom line we have spent more than enough money as a presence in afghanistan. Whether it be to patrol, come in contact, and kill the people defending their beliefs or to hand out humanitarian aid, both household necessities and development of contractors with employees. Why refuse now when we are economically changing, and simply asking to save money by doing strategic invasions? Seems unnecessary..

    December 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  2. saeed

    f u c k hagel soon russia and china is going to nuke his irish ghanaian eastern european ape face half breed a s s if usa wants a fight then this is the time its time to boil all of u away in a nuclear ocean of flames u want to be though then come on ghana and ireland are the first to get nuked then norway oslo is next you are 1 second from death.

    December 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  3. George patton

    No surprise here over this bad piece of news, but then again, did anyone here really expect this ignoble pact not to be signed? I didn't!

    December 8, 2013 at 11:28 am | Reply

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