Afghanistan Declared A “Major Non-NATO” U.S. Ally
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
The declaration was made in preparation for our departure in 2014.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement shortly after arriving in the country for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
“We see this as a powerful commitment to Afghanistan’s future,” she said at a news conference in the grand courtyard of Kabul’s Presidential Palace. “We are not even imagining abandoning Afghanistan.”