WASHINGTON (PAN): Two key Congress committees on Monday reached a deal on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014, approving $6.2 billion for Afghan forces, $1.5 billion less than the budget request.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The political and economic transition in Afghanistan offers tremendous opportunity for the countries of South and Central Asia to connect together in a common trade link, a top Obama Administration official said Tuesday.
WASHNINGTON (PAN): In view of the anti-US demonstrations in Pakistan, the Pentagon on Tuesday announced to temporarily halt shipment of its retrograde cargo through ground lines of communication (GLOCS) as a precautionary measure.
WASHINGTON(PAN): The White House Tuesday urged the Karzai Government to promptly sign the bilateral security agreement and warned that in the absence of it the United States would be left with no other option but to plan withdrawal of all its troops from Afghanistan after 2014.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon on Monday said the bilateral security agreement (BSA) would pave the way for a signing of status of forces agreement (SOFA) by NATO, which would finally lead to a determination of US and NATO forces presence in Afghanistan after 2014.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The US Deputy Secretary, Ashton Carter, made his last foreign trip to Afghanistan meeting his top military leaders stationed in the country and discussed the progress made in the war against terror.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States and its allies need to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan after 2014 so as to ensure security of the international commitment inside that country, a top Pentagon commander said on Monday.