Military operation in Mali was good example of building an alliance with common interests to deal with shared threats and challenges, US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, told his French counterpart.
On a day when two Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistan military, the US today hoped that the two countries would work together to maintain peace and stability in the region.
US President Barack Obama prepares to announce the future of American troop presence in Afghanistan, Pentagon doesn`t want to view post 2014 US-Afghan relationship just from prism of troop numbers.
The United States is gearing up for a complete security transition in Afghanistan by 2014.
The US believes in a solution that is essentially a political one for that country, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
The Pentagon said, as it welcomed the decision to designate the Pakistan-based outfit as a global terrorist organisation.
US is working with both Afghan and Pak to reduce the tension between the two South Asian neighbours over cross-border fighting, the Pentagon has said.
The US has said it will share with India transparently the results of its probe into the naval ship shooting incident.
The Pentagon called India a pivotal player in the region saying that the country was a very important strategic partner of the United States.
The US has temporarily pulled out of talks with Pakistan over re-opening vital supply routes to the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.
Amid growing uneasiness in the US over the rapid growth of Chinese military power, Washington on Tuesday asserted that Beijing has the right to develop its military but underlined the need for full "transparency".
The US has said that there will
be no scale down in its military operations against Taliban linked militants in Afghanistan.
Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade