Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:59 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Hagel says legal immunity key in Afghanisan

Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next secretary of defense, says it will be important to protect from potential Afghan prosecution any American troops who remain there after the allied combat mission ends in 2014.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

WASHINGTON —

Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next secretary of defense, says it will be important to protect from potential Afghan prosecution any American troops who remain there after the allied combat mission ends in 2014.

Hagel made the remark Thursday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Hagel was asked about Obama's pending decision on how many troops -- if any -- to keep in Afghanistan after 2014. He said that as of Thursday Obama had not made a decision. One factor Obama is considering is whether the Afghan government will agree to give U.S. troops immunity from prosecution under Afghan laws.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

How to tame an unruly resume


Advertising