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Bilateral Security Arrangement (BSA) between Afghanistan and US

The freshly sworn-in Ashraf Ghani government in Afghanistan will sign the BSA with the United States. The crucial deal will be signed by the newly appointed National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar. The deal will ensure aid flows to the cash-strapped war torn country.

According to Obama’s plan for Afghanistan post 2014 declared in May, the US will allow a 9800-strong troops’ presence across the war-torn country till 2016 and wind up the military engagement totally by early 2017. Presently, the US military has 32,000 troops for the military intervention that started 13 years ago.

The deal will allow some 9800 US troops to remain in Afghanistan as US-led NATO troops prepare to leave by the end of this year.