Hagel, Karzai Agree to ‘Intensive Work’ on Accord During Call

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed to resolve issues related to Afghanistan’s sovereignty and security. * Hagel and Karzai spoke about “issues of shared concern,”

including detentions: Pentagon Press Secy George Little * NOTE: During Hagel’s first visit to Afghanistan as defense

secretary last week, planned transfer of prisoners being

held by U.S. at Bagram air base outside Kabul to Afghan

control was delayed because of lack of agreement on terms * Karzai also claimed on March 10 that U.S. is colluding with

radical Islamic Taliban and suicide attacks were “in the

service of America”

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