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Afghan Tribal Elders to Decide on US Troop Immunity

 Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that an assembly of tribal elders would make the final decision on whether to grant US troops legal immunity post-2014.
The Obama administration has insisted on legal immunity for the residual US troops in Afghanistan following the drawdown in 2014.
Asked in a press conference last week about immunity, Obama said “nowhere do we have any kind of security agreement with a country without immunity for our troops,” adding that “it will not be possible for us to have any kind of U.S. troop presence post-2014 without assurances that our men and women who are operating there are in some way subject to the jurisdiction of another country.”

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