Afghan troops raise their voices against President Hamid Karzai, demanding that he sign a security pact with the United States.
Jan. 17, 2014 Afghan Gen. Mohammad Akram Sameh talks to his soldiers before a major operation in Zabul province. Afghan troops are beginning to raise their voices against President Hamid Karzai over his refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement that would allow the United States to maintain a small military presence here beyond 2014. They are demanding at great personal risk that he sign the pact. Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post Buy Photo