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Corruption is Afghans` `existential threat`: US ex-general

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.

Obama names Breedlove as new NATO commander

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.

Pakistan is the great unknowns for the US: Allen

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.

Pentagon to keep Gen. John Allen `affair` probe a secret

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.

Breedlove likely pick to lead NATO: Source

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.

US General John Allen to retire, declines top NATO job

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 10:23

Obama himself made this announcement after he met Gen Allen at the White House this morning.

John Allen to be nominated as Nato commander

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.

Pentagon inquiry clears US Gen John Allen

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.

Top US General offers post-2014 Afghan plans

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.

No decision on troop levels in Afghanistan: Pentagon

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.

Gen Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan

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.

A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora`s Box

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 14:08

It started in May with a spiteful email to the top US commander in Afghanistan.