WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): On the second consecutive day of his testimony before a Congressional hearing, a top Pentagon commander on Thursday insisted the “zero option” would give terrorist organisations an opportunity to regroup.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top Pentagon commander on Wednesday told US lawmakers that Afghanistan’s long-term viability was likely to be at high risk due an expected upsurge of extremists in the absence of a bilateral security agreement.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Seeking more than $2.6 billion for the programme in Afghanistan in the budget proposals for 2015, the Obama administration on Tuesday said Washington eyed a long-term partnership with Kabul post-2014.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The prestigious International Women of Courage Award winner, Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, a prominent leader in the field of maternal health, on Tuesday dedicated the honour to the women of Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins warned on Friday of widespread violence and rapid political disintegration in Afghanistan if the US and NATO opted to a full withdrawal.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States is open to signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), the White House said Tuesday, cautioning that a delay would enhance chances of a complete pullout from Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to inform him that Washington was moving ahead with additional contingency planning in Afghanistan after 2014.