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US sets up commission on Afghanistan failures

Washington, Dec 15, 2021 – The US Congress on Wednesday voted to set up a commission to assess the failures of the 20-year war in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s victory. The commission was part of a $768 billion annual defense package passed by the Senate 89-10 after similarly overwhelming approval last week by the House …

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, …