Lloyd Austin

United States focused on evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

America is focused on the evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan, and will keep working on it, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

published on : 20th November 2021

Pentagon taking steps to strengthen force's economic security: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

A new toolkit has been that will help leaders identify service members who are struggling and connect them to resources and support programs.

published on : 18th November 2021

Pentagon leadership wants to discuss ISI's ties with Taliban within closed doors

In the public domain they can only say that the relationship between the two is going to become increasingly complex post withdrawal.

published on : 29th September 2021

Defense chief orders new review of mistaken US drone strike after death of Afghan civilians

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Monday that Austin told the Air Force to appoint an officer at three- or four-star rank to review the Central Command investigation.

published on : 21st September 2021

Rajnath talks Afghanistan, Defence with US Secretary

Singh and his US counterpart discussed a range of bilateral issues and the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.

published on : 21st September 2021

20 years of 9/11: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin remembers 'fallen teammates'

Austin made the prepared remarks at a Pentagon ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

published on : 12th September 2021

No other military could accomplish what US did in short span of time in Afghanistan: Lloyd Austin

The Taliban insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, two weeks before the US was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade war.

published on : 31st August 2021

Pentagon orders emergency use of 18 US commercial aircraft to transport Afghan evacuees 

The commercial aircraft will reportedly be used to move passengers from way stations once they leave Kabul, allowing the U.S. military to focus on the Afghanistan portion of the evacuation.

published on : 22nd August 2021

Biden orders 1,000 more troops to aid Afghanistan departure

The last-minute decision to re-insert thousands of U.S. troops into Afghanistan reflected the dire state of security as the Taliban seized control of multiple Afghan cities in a few short days. 

published on : 15th August 2021

Biden administration discusses Afghanistan situation with Pakistan Army chief

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed his interest in continuing to improve the US-Pakistan relationship and build upon their multiple shared interests in the region.

published on : 10th August 2021

Myanmar military acts 'flatly unacceptable': US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Austin applauded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for its efforts to solve the crisis, including a consensus reached with Myanmar's military leader in April.

published on : 27th July 2021

'Enduring peace is solution ': US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin meets Afghan president Ashraf Ghani

According to the Afghan Presidential Palace, President Ghani met with Austin and both expressed their concerns over the increase of violence in the country.

published on : 22nd March 2021

Elevating defence partnership with India priority of Biden admin: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Sources said that Austin raised the issue of human rights during his meeting with Jaishankar who agreed and emphasised that a strong relationship between the two democracies is important.

published on : 20th March 2021

Top US lawmakers welcome Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin's maiden visit to India

According to an expert, there could be some announcements, but he mostly expects this to be about showing unity in the US and Indian views on Indo-Pacific stability.

published on : 20th March 2021

US Defence Secretary Austin in India; Talks about 'most pressing' challenges facing Indo-Pacific

The US defence Secretary met PM Modi and also held wide-ranging discussions with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and almost all key issues of mutual concern.

published on : 19th March 2021