DC Decoder US-Afghan security deal signed: why it's small, but important (+video)

The security agreement signed by the US and Afghanistan Tuesday doesn't mean big numbers of American troops. It means an important confidence boost.

By , Staff writer

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On the face of it, the pact the United States and Afghanistan signed Tuesday to keep about 10,000 US forces in Afghanistan past 2014 doesn’t do all that much.