WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Although Al Qaeda’s core in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been seriously degraded, its global leadership continued to operate from its safe haven in the region, a US report on counterterrorism said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) remain cohesive and confident despite significant casualties, demonstrating tactical superiority over insurgents and maintaining consistent control over populated areas, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The ongoing spat with Russia on Ukraine, which has triggered US sanctions against Moscow, will not have any impact on the purchase of M-17 helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): General Joseph Dunford, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, would receive the Distinguished Military Leadership award from the prestigious Atlantic Council this week, along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States will wait for the Afghan election process to be over for the new leadership to decide on the bilateral security agreement (BSA), a State Department official said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama has not yet taken any decision on the number of troops to be staying in Afghanistan after 2014 in case of a signed bilateral security agreement, the White House said on Tuesday, refuting a media report in this regard.