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US upbeat on forging security deal with Afghanistan

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The Pentagon on Monday expressed optimism on the prospects of an eventual security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, despite a vow by Kabul to suspend the talks. 

US Army soldiers patrol in Logar Province, on October 11, 2012. The Pentagon expressed optimism on the prospects of an eventual security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, despite a vow by Kabul to suspend the talks.

President Hamid Karzai called off the negotiations on a future US military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, saying the discussions would only resume when Taliban insurgents meet with Afghan government representatives for possible peace talks.

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