AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/USA-ISLAMICSTATE (URGENT)Islamic State in Afghanistan could be able to attack U.S. in six months-Pentagon official
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, …
“We helped build a state, but we could not forge a nation,” defense secretary Lloyd Austin told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuation.
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.
Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could inspire US extremists to plot attacks on American soil: FBI chief
A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Joe Biden is handling his job as president after the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, a new poll revealed. “Americans’ views have dimmed on the way President Joe Biden is handling his job as president, with 42 per cent approving and 50 per cent disapproving, according to …
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened on Tuesday to subpoena Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other officials if necessary to obtain their testimony about the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Biden administration will review US ties with Pakistan in light of Islamabad’s support for Taliban terrorists while professing to help Washington in Afghanistan, the country’s top diplomat told the US Congress on Monday.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday vigorously defended the decision of the Biden administration to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, which has resulted in the Taliban recapturing power in the war-torn country and the collapse of the US-backed democratically elected regime.