Joe Biden's government, following the concern that entrusting the custody of an Afghan child to the family of an American soldier, will lead to the accusation of "international child abduction" against the United States, wants the custody of this child not to be entrusted to the American family.
John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) told US Congress on Wednesday that US officials have ‘routinely lied’ to the public with exaggerating reports on the Afghan war. Sopko was summoned by the US Congress to talk about the ‘Afghanpapers’ recently published by America’s Washington Post.
Nearly 18 years since the US has invaded Afghanistan and almost 16 years after it attacked Iraq, the majorities of American military veterans and the public believe the two wars were “not worth fighting,” a new poll shows.
When members of the Taliban’s Political Commission in Doha sat down with US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on January 21, talks were expected to last only a couple of days. Instead, the two sides talked for six days. By the end of the week, many Afghans hoped there might even be a ceasefire announcement.
China has pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan put into effect a memorandum of understanding signed by the three sides on security cooperation aimed at curbing militancy and ending longstanding suspicions between Kabul and Islamabad over security issues.