Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 02:16
Corruption, not the Taliban, is the existential threat to Afghanistan which the next president must tackle with urgency, the former commander of NATO troops in the country said today.
Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 09:15
President Barack Obama is set to nominate on Friday Air Force General Philip Breedlove as new NATO commander, after the earlier nominee John Allen decided to retire.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 09:00
As the United States gears up for withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan by 2014, Pakistan and its safe havens in the border areas pose a great challenge to the US, a former top American general based in Kabul has said.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:04
The Pentagon has decided to keep secret the details of its investigation into Marine Gen. John R Allen, the former commander of US troops in Afghanistan, citing privacy concerns.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 23:39
Gen Philip M Breedlove, the top US Air Force commander in Europe, is the likely choice to become commander of all US and NATO forces in Europe, a senior NATO official said Thursday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 10:23
Obama himself made this announcement after he met Gen Allen at the White House this morning.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 00:09
The White House said that it will go ahead with nominating John Allen as the Nato commander in Europe.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 09:09
The Pentagon has cleared Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen John Allen, of charges of professional misconduct, a US official says.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 13:20
A top American commander based in Afghanistan has submitted plans to the Pentagon that would keep 6,000 to 20,000 US troops in the war-torn country after 2014.
Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 23:24
The Pentagon said it was premature to speculate on the US troop numbers in Afghanistan following the scheduled drawdown of 2014.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 18:58
Allen had been in Washington when news of his problematic email correspondence with Florida socialite Jill Kelley surfaced last Monday.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 14:08
It started in May with a spiteful email to the top US commander in Afghanistan.
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