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Afghan Senators Want to Cancel Security Deals With US, NATO

• https://news.antiwar.com, Jason Ditz

In particular, senators complained that the amount of the territory under control is getting even worse, saying more than 50% of Afghanistan is now either under Taliban control or contested by them.

Sen. Afzai Shamil said the US "should be ashamed" and start taking the losses in Afghanistan seriously. Even those supporting the US deals agreed that the situation is looking dire, bur argued the security forces needed to be supported by the senate.

Many see this deal as a losing proposition, however, saying that Afghanistan needs to review the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, and the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with NATO. It's not clear if they want to negotiate a replacement, or just expel foreign forces from the country outright as a first step toward a negotiated settlement.

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