WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Even as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) did a commendable job in peaceful conduct of general elections, but they were not ready to sustain themselves over the long term, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama on Sunday called his Afghan counterpart to express condolences over loss of life in the May 2 landslide in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, the White House said.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday acknowledged regional connectivity between Central and South Asia was difficult to achieve. But the good part is that countries in the region have started an initiative in this regard.
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.