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62.7% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since 2009

Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime and prevent al Qaeda from using the country as a sanctuary, Afghanistan has had three presidential elections.

Hamid Karzai was elected in the first two, held on Oct. 9, 2004 and Aug. 20, 2009, and was ineligible to run for a third term in the presidential election held on Saturday...

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai Refuses To Sign Security Agreement With U.S.

In a surprise move, Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to pour cold water on the chances for an immediate security deal with the U.S., saying that because of the ‘mistrust' between him and Washington, any agreement should wait until his successor is elected. “The agreement should be signed when the election is conducted, properly and with dignity,” he told the Loya Jirga, a council of Afghan elders Karzai convened to vote on approving the deal...

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