"They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable" unless measures are taken to "correct" recruiting and training issues, Lieutenant-General Kenneth McKenzie, who has been nominated to lead the USA military's Central Command that oversees wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, said on December 4.
Asked why he "harboured anti-US sentiments", Khan said disagreeing with Washington's policies did not make him "anti-American".
"Were we not to put the pressure on Al-Qaeda, ISIS (Islamic State) and other groups in the region we are putting on today, it is our assessment that, in a period of time their capability would reconstitute, and they have today the intent, and in the future, they would have the capability to do what we saw on 9/11", Dunford said when asked about a potential withdrawal of the USA military contingent from the war-ravaged country.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed the previous Pakistani administration's decision to join the American war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying it has cost the country "human lives, devastation of tribal areas, and dignity". "Now I'm happy that everyone realizes there is only a political solution", he said.
Khan had written the letter soon after he became prime minister in August.
Asked to elaborate on the ideal nature of relationship that he would like to have with the US, Khan said: "For instance, our relationship with China is not one-dimensional". Pakistan was left with militant groups and four million Afghan refugees.
He said the United States has sought Pakistan's support in advancing the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.
"If we go with the International Monetary Fund, we will make sure this is the last time", he promised, suggesting that "Pakistan has never made the structural changes that are needed".
"Exxon has come back to Pakistan after 27 years, and they're doing a big exploration for us".
Stoltenberg told reporters that the allies were "concerned about the high number of casualties" but said the increase in violence could be a sign that things are about to change.
The premier said that the country had received monetary help from Saudi Arabia, China and the United Arab Emirates, but said the latter two countries wanted the figures to remain "confidential". If you don't stand by what the Supreme Court says, then there's no state left.
Khan also expressed hope that Islamabad and New Delhi would resume talks after the General Elections in India next summer.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures as he speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor, which will officially open next year, in Pakistan November 28, 2018. The Prime Minister also denied the U.S. claim about the presence of Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan. "I have asked our government to find out the status of the case".