Botched attack, Karzai delays inflame tensions with U.S.

Jan 15, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan speaks during the Opening Ceremony & Leaders Panel at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum at ExCel on October 29, 2013 in London, England.
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Hamid Karzai lashed out at the U.S. today for an air strike that killed a woman and seven children. The military operation gone wrong is just the latest woe to afflict both Afghanistan and its ties with the U.S. On that latter front, Karzai's repeated delays in the codification of a bilateral security agreement have started to anger NATO nations, testing their patience. 

Background:

Karzai attacks U.S. over air strike [Reuters]

Kabul's delays on NATO deal frustrate U.S. allies [WSJ]

A failed legacy [Gulf News]