Security Assistance

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A United States congressional panel has demanded cutting off all US assistance to Pakistan to persuade Islamabad to act against the Afghan Taliban, and has also criticised important developments in Pakistan-US relations. A brief analysis of the current state of Pakistan-US relations were the main areas of contention and uncertainty. Vital US interests related to links between Pakistan and indigenous American terrorism, “Islamist” militancy in Pakistan, policies toward the Afghan insurgency, Pakistan’s relations with its historic rival India, and allegations on Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency ISI were stated. Ongoing terrorism concerns and the US foreign assistance programmes for Pakistan were recommended to close with an analysis of current US-Pakistan relations.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:31
President Obama said Wednesday that he planned to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term, further slowing the drawdown in a 14-year war that Mr. Obama pledged to end on his watch but now seems likely to grind on indefinitely.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:49
After 15 years of conflict in Afghanistan and no sign of peace, NATO members meeting in Warsaw this week are expected to confirm their support for the Kabul government, aware that they have little alternative if the country is to hold together.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:41
Afghanistan’s government will seek an annual $5 billion of funding over the next five years from the U.S. and its allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit this week to help finance its security forces.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:37
President Obama’s legacy is being tarnished for having been engaged in seven foreign wars in third world countries during two terms presidency including the U.S. - Afghanistan war which is now in its 15th year.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:53
Iran’s recruitment of Afghan men from the regions along the common border to fight in Syria, may be contributing to a shortage of Army recruits in western Afghanistan, NATO officials have said. The Afghan security forces have struggled to keep their numbers up across the country, faced with record casualties in battle with the Taliban, desertions and phantom soldiers — names on the payrolls who may be dead or missing.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 05:38
American sanctions intended to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine are making it difficult for the U.S. military to rebuild Afghanistan’s hard-hit air force.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:33
Indo-US military ties are closer than ever as America’s re-balance policy in the strategic Asia Pacific region is complimenting India’s Act East policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said today as he praised India for helping strengthen Vietnam’s military capabilities.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:46
The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan has submitted his first three-month assessment of the situation in the war-torn country and what it's going to take to defeat the Taliban, a U.S. military official has told The Associated Press.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 07:30

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will discuss the relationships between different Security Assistance authorities and potential avenues for streamlining and clarifying the role of these authorities.