The Justice Department must now decide whether to try the terror suspect, now in Guantánamo, in US courts or let him return to Afghanistan.
Venezuela and Ecuador have strongly condemned the pending agreement, which would allow the US to use three bases for counternarcotics and counterinsurgency surveillance.
Are there really lessons from the US invasion of the Philippines for US commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The region, which has increasingly been at odds with Baghdad, holds elections Saturday for a new regional government.
Unlike the battle over health care, the visit offers few potential pitfalls.
Officers killed four of at least eight suicide bombers – some wearing burqas – launching a coordinated assault in Gardez.
During her visit to India, Secretary of State Clinton also announced that Prime Minister Singh will make the first state visit under Obama.
The 22,000 additional soldiers are expected to ease the transition from the war in Iraq to the one in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is only the second American service member taken hostage in Afghanistan since 2001. Soldier abductions have been rare in Iraq, too.