The deal is we are to sign on for 10 years and keep training them. Karzai wants to wait. But Rice just showed up and gave hima direct message from Obama. Either sign the paper or we will pull the plug on all of it. Aid too.
I don't think we need to keep a base of operations in this part of region.....its not like the Iranians wouldn't know. What other reason than the appearance of being on all sides of Iran, now with the Obama deal and them?
Karzai saves us if he doesn't sign that piece of paper. Only way.