Erik Prince, the former CEO of the private military company, Blackwater, has offered to step up the Afghan air war with a private air force capable of intelligence collection and close-air support, the Military Times reported.
U.S. President Donald Trump would not be content on continuing the fight in Afghanistan as before, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday.
“The president is not willing to accept that, so he is asking some tough questions,” Tillerson told reporters on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Philippine capital.
The First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum has warned of a human catastrophe as local officials are saying that the anti-government armed militant groups have massacred at least 40 people by capturing a key area in one of the restive district.
While the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the parliamentary election date, it has not yet received the budget necessary to conduct the election, with some sources from the electoral commission revealing that they don’t expect the government and international community to provide them with the money on time.
President Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Saturday defended President Trump's strategy on winning the war in Afghanistan.
Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown an affinity, and perhaps even a deference, to the generals he has surrounded himself with in his Cabinet and at the White House, save one exception: the war in Afghanistan.
Security officials in Paktia have said that the lack of sufficient forces last week led to the collapse of strategic Janekhail district in the province and have called on the central government, particularly the Ministry of Interior (MoI), to address the shortcomings of police in the volatile region.