Hagel: No post-2014 planning without Afghan pact

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he can't recommend that President Barack Obama continue planning for a post-2014 force in Afghanistan unless Afghan leaders promptly sign a security agreement.

Hagel says that without an agreement the U.S. will have no clear understanding of what the Afghan people want, what an acceptable role for U.S. forces will be or how to carry out that mission.

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