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India’s security concerns will be ‘first and foremost’ and in ‘front and centre’ for US: Sherman on India’s apprehensions over Afghanistan

India’s security concerns will be the “first and foremost” and at the”front and centre” for Washington, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Wednesday on New Delhi’s apprehensions about the spill over of terrorist activity from Afghanistan. Sherman, who held talks with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and NSA Ajit Doval, also said that …

US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban

“The signing of the Doha agreement had a really pernicious effect on the government of Afghanistan and on its military – psychological more than anything else, but we set a date-certain for when we were going to leave and when they could expect all assistance to end,” General Frank McKenzie, the head of Central Command, …

Pentagon chief defends execution of final airlift from Kabul

Speaking alongside Austin, General Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, cited “a very real possibility” that al-Qaida or the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate could reconstitute in Afghanistan under Taliban rule and present a terrorist threat to the United States in the next 12 to 36 months.