As Mitt Romney continues to attack President Barack Obama because of his “celebration” of Osama bin Laden’s death, the president is staying to true to his campaign slogan and moving “forward” with plans to seek peace in an Afghanistan still riddled with violence and discontent. He addressed the nation tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST, from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, to discuss the strategic partnership agreement signed between the United States and Afghan governments.
President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai — who has been extremely vocal when expressing his anger that the United States armed forces have been operating as threats, not champions, for his people — at the presidential palace to hash out the terms of the continued, long-term involvement of U.S. military in Afghanistan:
The Pentagon reports:
The agreement charts the long-term relationship between the United States and Afghanistan after 2014. The agreement is meant to reassure Afghans that the United States will continue to support the nation in the decade ahead…
Defense Department officials have said a number of American service members will remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to advise and train Afghan soldiers and police.
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