Washington, 26 September: President Barack Obama would take a decision on the post-2014 presence of American troops in Afghanistan only after Washington concludes negotiations on a bilateral security pact with Kabul, a top US official said.
“Once we’ve completed our negotiation with the Afghans and have a legal basis for our continued presence, I think the President would intend to make a decision and announce the exact size and composition of our presence,” said Mr James Dobbins, Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan.     PTI