The US and Afghanistan are nearing confirmation of a security deal that is a priority on both sides. As the bilateral negotiations finally produced mutually agreeable language, President Obama reassured President Karzai that American forces would "respect the sanctity and dignity of Afghans" but did not apologize for the US military presence (as many reported had been requested).
Commanding General Joseph Dunford discusses provocative comments from Afghanistan's president and the resulting increase in attacks on U.S. troops.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of rare, recent unity between their two nations on Monday, as the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday night. Hagel told reporters that he discussed all the key issues with the president. He also rejected any suggestions that the U.S. is in collusion with the Taliban.