REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail - Afghan national security adviser Hanif Atmar (front R), U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (back 3rd R) and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (back 3rd L) take part in the signing of the bilateral security agreement in Kabul September 30, 2014.

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Bilateral Security Agreement: A New Era of Afghan-U.S. Cooperation

September 30, 2014, John R. Evans

Today, writes John Evans, Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, looked on as U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham and Afghan National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar signed a bilateral security agreement (BSA) between the two countries that will ensure a U.S./NATO troop presence in Afghanistan beyond the end of this calendar year.

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