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Hamid Karzai

Feb 4, 2014 — President Hamid Karzai has balked at signing a security agreement with the U.S. According to The New York Times, representatives of the Taliban and Karzai have been in contact about a peace deal. It's thought Karzai may not want to sign the deal with the U.S. while he's talking to the Taliban.
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Nov 21, 2013 — President Hamid Karzai has called together this "grand assembly" of Afghan elders and community leaders to help decide the future role of the U.S. military in the war-ravaged country.
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Nov 21, 2013 — Afghan and U.S. officials have agreed on a draft security pact, but Afghan elders are debating whether to approve it. President Obama has told Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the U.S. would conduct raids on homes only under "extraordinary circumstances."
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Jul 9, 2013 — The U.S. has been planning to leave a small residual force in Afghanistan after 2014. But The New York Times and CNN report that the Obama administration is increasingly frustrated with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Jun 25, 2013 — The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's assault in Kabul. The attack raises questions about the chances for peace talks between that group and the Afghan government.
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Jul 7, 2012 — The country has been designated a "major non-NATO ally," which will facilitate defense and security cooperation between the countries even after the U.S. withdraws combat troops.
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Dec 8, 2010 — In his final term in office, legacy is increasingly important to Karzai, and standing up to the U.S. may be one way of bolstering his image.
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