Friday, February 26, 2021

Featured News

US Not Pulling-Out From Afghanistan: US Media Reports

Is the US really withdrawing from Afghanistan? A week after reports about a possible withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a White House spokesman, quoted by the Bloomberg News, said the US President Donald Trump has not ordered the Pentagon to pull troops out of Afghanistan.   

“The president has not made a determination to drawdown US military presence in Afghanistan and he has not directed the Department of Defense to begin the process of withdrawing US personnel from Afghanistan,” the Bloomberg News quoted Garrett Marquis, a spokesman for the National Security Council, as saying in an emailed statement on Friday.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report about the possible withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

But, the US and NATO Forces Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller in a meeting with Nangarhar governor last week on Sunday assured that they will continue to support the Afghan forces even if they get an order about troop withdrawal – an issue which Miller said is rumours by “newspapers”.

“I have seen the same rumours I have from the newspapers but all I would assure you is, first of all, I have no orders, so nothing changed,” he said in the meeting. There are at least 14,000 forces in Afghanistan who are engaged in counterterror as well as train and advise mission for their Afghan counterparts.

More News at EurAsian Times

 

Featured News

Biden Will Hit Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts The Most With A CIA Report On Khashoggi Murder

If putting a halt to a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia were not enough, the Biden administration is now set to hit Riyadh where...

US’ New AT-6E Wolverine Attack Aircraft To Boost Data-Sharing With Allies During Ops

The US Air Force has received its first AT-6E Wolverine light-attack aircraft that would help it improve cooperation and sharing of data with allies...

Is The US Keen To Acquire F-21 Fighter Jets That Lockheed Is Offering To The Indian Air Force?

In a bid to replace its stellar fleet of F-16 Strike Eagle fighters, the US Air Force is looking for a new fighter jet...

Is Lockheed Martin’s ‘Secret’ Unmanned Aircraft ‘Speed Racer’ Ready For Take-Off?

Is the US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin set to conduct tests of its new 'secret' unmanned aircraft called 'Speed Racer'? Lockheed's Skunk Works division...

Why India Opted For Israeli Tank-Buster ‘Spike’ Missile Over US’ Combat-Proven ‘Javelin’

India was looking for a tactical missile system to thwart any threats from Chinese or Pakistani main battle tanks and infantry vehicles. While there...