Iran’s foreign ministry has asked Afghanistan not to sign a security deal with the U.S. that would keep American troops in the country for the next decade.
KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from the strife-torn nation next year.
U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan 12 years ago Monday in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, initiating a conflict some experts worry has been forgotten.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) sent the Obama administration a fourth letter Monday requesting an explanation for the United States secretly sending money to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
Afghan officials warned recently that terrorists from Pakistan are infiltrating into Wardak Province near Kabul as security deteriorates amid suicide bombings and insider attacks by the Taliban.
Secretary of State John Kerry was far too quick to accept Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s explanation of recent controversial comments, foreign policy experts said today.
Afghan militiamen trained by United States special operations forces are suspected of carrying out rogue killings and kidnappings in a key Afghan province, prompting the Kabul government to recently order all U.S. commandos out of the zone, according to Pentagon and military officials.
Faced with plummeting poll numbers, troubled New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has hired an experienced legal and crisis management team to guide him through numerous allegations of wrongdoing.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met on Tuesday with embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) to discuss the scourge of public corruption, according to a news release on Karzai’s official website.