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Mattis Upbeat on NATO Adding Troops to Afghanistan

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis appears optimistic that NATO allies and partner nations will add troops in Afghanistan to help train and assist local forces. “Right now, I’d say there’s somewhere approximately two-dozen NATO allies and partner countries that are leaning towards raising the number of troops, now that’s …

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VP Dostum to ‘Return Home within a Week’

First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum will return to Afghanistan within a week, after being in Turkey for medical checks-up, officials said on Tuesday. Dostum left for Turkey in May for medical treatment amid accusations of ordering his security guards to torture and rape a political rival, Ahmad Ishchi. “We are optimistic that …

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