Afghan President Hamid Karzai wangles for more money for U.S. presence
The United States has asked that nine military bases be allowed to stay in the country. The bases would serve as home to U.S. troops tasked with training local army officials as well as targeting and rooting out al Qaeda militants, UPI reported.
In a Thursday speech, he said the sticking point was the nature of economic incentives that America could provide, UPI reported. Mr. Karzai also has questioned the size of the force that America wants to leave behind. That figure has ranged from 2,500 to 12,000, UPI said.
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