US and Afghanistan sign status of forces agreement

Hindsight may be 20/20, but criticizing the president for failing to keep American soldiers in Iraq after 2011 has little to do with hindsight. He was told by some of the best military minds in the country what would happen if he pulled out completely from Iraq  It happened, and he has no one but himself to blame. Did the president learn a lesson from Iraq that he is now applying to Afghanistan? With a new Afghan government in place, a new status of forces agreement has been successfully negotiated and signed. The Hill: The United States and Afghanistan signed a security agreement on Tuesday that would allow nearly 10,000 U.S. troops to remain in the country to help train and advise the Afghanistan military.  The deal, according to reports, would allow 9,800 troops to remain in the country beyond the end of the year and allow some bases to remain open. It would also bar U.S. military from being prosecuted under Afghanistan law. A separate agreement would allow...(Read Full Post)