WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing President Hamid Karzai as an Afghan nationalist, former US defense secretary Robert Gates believes most of American leaders have not spent enough time giving a patient listening to his views and grievances.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has plans for a small presence of troops in Afghanistan post 2014, the White House said on Thursday, reiterating the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) needed to be signed.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Former US defense secretary Robert Gates has alleged then special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistani Richard Holbrook had done his best to defeat President Hamid Karzai during the 2009 election.
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).