U.S.-Afghan agreement extends U.S. involvement beyond 2014

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The United States reached an agreement with Afghanistan that will recognize the influence of both the Taliban and Al-Qaeda that is still strong in the region.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that this new agreement would extend the timeframe for U.S.-withdrawal an extra ten years after the initial 2014 deadline.

The Herald also highlighted the significance of this agreement in light of recent tensions over the Kandahar massacre in March.

The New York Times reported that the specifics of the deal were not released publicly, though it is known the deal is responsive to economic and infrastructure needs as well as security.

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