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By the end of this year, the United States and its NATO partners intend to reduce their military involvement in Afghanistan, with Afghan forces taking over security.American troops remaining after 2014 would train Afghan forces under a U.S.-Afghanistan security accord, known as the Bilateral Security Accord. While the agreement was negotiated, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, despite significant domestic support for the document, has refused to sign it until the additional conditions he has set are met. The residual U.S.-NATO force would also remain in Afghanistan under a separate Status of Forces Agreement between Afghanistan and NATO dependent on Karzai's signing the BSA and dubbed the Resolute Support Mission. The Obama administration has asserted that further delays in signing the BSA risks embroiling negotiations in the Afghan presidential campaign and constraining U.S. efforts to prepare for the post-2014 NATO presence.The Obama administration has described the issue as nonnegotiable if U.S. forces are to remain in Afghanistan.For example, the issue of U.S. night raids was thought to have been settled in April 2012, when the United States agreed to give Afghans more control over such operations, including requiring an Afghan court warrant to hold any captives for more than 48 hours.
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