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US Steps Up Pressure on Karzai to Sign Security Agreement

The United States is raising the pressure on Afghanistan's leader Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement that would allow more than 8,000 U.S. troops to stay beyond the end of the year. The U.S. is again threatening a full withdrawal if Karzai does not sign the deal. Militants capturing cities in Iraq is something U.S. officials don't want to see happen in Afghanistan. The international troops that have helped Afghan forces fight extremists are due to withdraw in...

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