Tuesday, July 12, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Is In Afghanistan

VOA: US Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was in Afghanistan, just three days after international leaders agreed to support the war-torn country with about 12,000 NATO troops and funding for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces through 2020.

Carter has met with President Ashraf Ghani and was speaking with General Mick Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He will also thank U.S. troops for their efforts toward stabilizing Afghanistan and preventing the country from again becoming a safe haven for terrorists who wish to launch attacks against the U.S.

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More News On U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

U.S. troops in Afghanistan can strike Taliban more easily: Carter -- Reuters
Ash Carter: More powers for US military commanders in Afghanistan -- DW
Carter, Ghani hail expanding US strike capability in Afghanistan -- Stars and Stripes
Carter seeks better use of forces in Afghanistan -- News24
Carter Says Decision Boosts Effectiveness Of U.S. Troops In Afghanistan -- RFE
US Defense Chief Ash Carter makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan -- DW
Pentagon Chief in Afghanistan to meet Afghan leaders, US commanders -- Khaama Press

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