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.
A new toolkit has been that will help leaders identify service members who are struggling and connect them to resources and support programs.
In the public domain they can only say that the relationship between the two is going to become increasingly complex post withdrawal.
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.
Singh and his US counterpart discussed a range of bilateral issues and the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.
Austin made the prepared remarks at a Pentagon ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.