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 …
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West on Monday (local time) said that Washington is worried about the spike in attacks by Islamic State in Afghanistan and remains concerned about al Qaeda’s presence in the country.
Pentagon intensifies efforts to evacuate families of Defence Dept service members, civilians from Afghanistan
The Pentagon has intensified efforts to evacuate families of Defense Department service members and civilians from Afghanistan, media reports said. With the withdrawal of the forces from Kabul at the end of August, the Pentagon’s efforts to evacuate the American citizens and allies from the war-torn country ended too.
The United States is worried about an uptick in attacks by Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan and remains deeply concerned about al Qaeda’s ongoing presence there, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West said on Monday.
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US nearing deal with Pakistan on access to Afghanistan in exchange for help in ‘managing relations with India’
The Biden administration is nearing a formal agreement with Pakistan to use its airspace for military and intel ops in Afghanistan in exchange for US support for Pakistani counterterrorism missions and helping Islamabad “manage relations with India” according to a CNN report citing classified briefings to lawmakers.
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 …
“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, …