U.S., Afghanistan Reach Aid Deal

    Afghan National Army soldiers stand with their national flag during a transition ceremony at Surobi base on April 12, 2012. The French army handed the district of Surobi to the Afghan army as part of the gradual transition of the country's security to Afghan forces.  AFP PHOTO/ JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The U.S. agreed to provide assistance to the Afghan people for ten years after the military pullout, the two countries announced Sunday. America will assist with aid and a limited number of troops. The pact is meant to provide assurance that the US isn't abandoning Afghanistan after the 2014 exit. The agreement was worked out by Afghan National Security Adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker.

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