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Negotiations to decide U.S. role in Afghanistan after 2014 stall

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Back row left to right: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle , German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere, Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai, and Afghan Deputy Defense Minister Enayatullah Nazari watch as German and Afghan Army senior officials shake hands during the handover ceremony of a German base to the Afghan armed forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Soldiers of the German contingency of the International Security Assistance Force, ISAF, withdrew from their base in Kunduz and the camp will be used by the Afghan National Army, ANA, and the Afghan National Civil Order Police, ANCOP.

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WASHINGTON — Closed-door negotiations to determine the American military mission in Afghanistan after 2014 have stalled over U.S. demands to conduct lethal counter-terrorism operations and Afghan insistence that Washington guarantee support in the event of cross-border attacks.

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AP/Fabrizio Bensch

Back row left to right: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle , German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere, Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai, and Afghan Deputy Defense Minister Enayatullah Nazari watch as German and Afghan Army senior officials shake hands during the handover ceremony of a German base to the Afghan armed forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Soldiers of the German contingency of the International Security Assistance Force, ISAF, withdrew from their base in Kunduz and the camp will be used by the Afghan National Army, ANA, and the Afghan National Civil Order Police, ANCOP.

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