Pentagon chief, lands, Afghanistan, US-Taliban, deal

Pentagon Chief Mark Esper lands in Afghanistan ahead of US, Taliban deal

02 February, 2020 4:35 pm 4:35 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Saturday, in a move officials and experts said was aimed at reassuring the Afghan government about the United States’ commitment to the country ahead of an expected accord signing between Washington and the Taliban. The agreement, set to be signed in Doha by … Read More

Trump denies media report he is considering Webb for Pentagon chief

01 January, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said a New York Times report that he was considering former Democratic Senator Jim Webb to be his next defence secretary was “fake news.” The Times, citing an unnamed official, said on Thursday that Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had … Read More