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Lloyd James Austin III is a former United States Army four-star general currently serving as the 28th United States secretary of defense since January 22, 2021. He is the first African American to serve as the United States secretary of defense.
Rajnath Singh, US Defence Secretary discuss Afghanistan, exchange views on combating terrorism in region
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday discussed bilateral and regional matters, including developments in Afghanistan. ...
US, European countries step up diplomatic efforts over Afghanistan
The US and various European nations have stepped up their efforts for Afghanistan as the foreign troops have left the country and its future hangs in balance. ...
Pentagon chief speaks with Qatari Emir after US exit from Afghanistan
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin spoke with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the US troops from the country after 20-year military presence. ...
Pentagon moves to mandate Covid vax for all US military members
Washington, Aug 24 The US Department of Defence (DOD) said on Monday that it is moving to mandate ... ...
Taliban guaranteeing safe passage to Kabul airport for our citizens: US
Pentagon on Wednesday said that the Taliban are not interfering with evacuation operations by US troops and said the terror group is guaranteeing safe passage to the airport for American citizens. ...
There have been no 'hostile interactions' with Taliban: US Defence Secretary
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has said that US service members have not had any "hostile interactions" with the Taliban as the terror group takes control of Afghanistan and America is frantically evacuating its personnel. ...
Blinken talks to Afghan President Ghani, discusses current security situation, reducing US civilian footprint in Kabul
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday (local time) talked to Afghan President Ghani and discussed the current security situation in the country and the US plans to reduce America's civilian footprint in Kabul. ...
Blinken discusses Afghanistan with NATO, Canada, Germany
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has held phone talks with his Canadian and German counterparts as well as the NATO chief to discuss plans for embassy staff drawdown in Afghanistan, the State Department said. ...