Morning Must Reads: November 26

In the news: Afghanistan, Syria, Gitmo and pardoning people instead of turkeys

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “Efforts by the United States and Afghanistan to finalize a long-term security arrangement appeared on the brink of collapse Monday as Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a new set of demands, and the Obama administration said it would be forced to begin planning for a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces at the end of 2014.” [WashPost]
  • “With the first peace talks between the Syrian regime and opposition now set for January, a series of failed government efforts to forge regional truces underscores the deep mistrust between them.” [WSJ]
  • CIA Used Secret Gitmo Facility To Turn Prisoners Into Double Agents [BuzzFeed]
  • “France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic under an expected U.N.-backed mission to keep growing chaos at bay…” [AP]
  • Obama Calls for Quick Action on Immigration, And So Does Heckler [NYT]
  • Why Isn’t Obama Using Clemency to Correct Injustices? [Atlantic]
  • “The White House, for at least the fifth time this year, is seeking to pivot to the economy, this time in a bid to change the subject from the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare…” [Hill]