WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have shown signs that they are capable enough of securing the country, a top Pentagon general said on Tuesday, stressing the need to develop institutions in the war-torn country.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama had doubted the success of the troop surge in Afghanistan, former defense secretary, Robert Gates, says in his memoir -- published in multiple American media outlets.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama wants to have a military presence in Afghanistan for training of troops and counter-terrorism operations, but will not send any soldiers post-2014 without a bilateral security agreement (BSA).
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Monday urged Afghanistan to “promptly” sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), or else it would be forced to begin the process of withdrawal of all its troops from the country.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Saturday welcomed NATO's decision to begin talks on the status of forces agreement (SOFA) with Afghanistan, saying its conclusion is based on signing of the bilateral security agreement (BSA).
WASHINGTON (PAN): More than a decade after the United States sent its troops into Afghanistan to throw out the Taliban and defeat Al Qaeda, an overwhelming majority of Americans believes the war is not worth fighting.
WASHINGTON (PAN): High Peace Council Chairman Burhanuddin Rabbani on Wednesday held talks with senior State Department officials, including US Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins.