Rather than pressuring Hamid Karzai to sign the bilateral security agreement now, waiting for the new Afghan president to sign the BSA gives it more legitimacy, may help end the Taliban insurgency, and will secure better US-Afghan relations for the future.
The detainees are accused of attacks on NATO and US troops. President Karzai dismisses the evidence against them, deepening his rift with his Western backers.
Nuclear negotiations are unlikely to be on the table as North Korea blows hot and cold over US-South Korea war games due later this month.
Artis Henderson, author of a memoir titled 'Unremarried Widow,' talks about the loss of her husband, Miles, who was serving in Afghanistan, after only four months of marriage.
Could it be time to take Karzai's words and actions at face value, and give him what he appears to want?