Ashton Carter’s sudden visit to Afghanistan
United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has arrived to Afghanistan, where he is going to meet with President Ashraf Ghani and visit US military bases located there.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that Ashton Carter and Ashraf Ghani discussed such issues as air operations, including the US ones, and “increased capacity of the Afghan security forces”.
Most likely, this sudden visit connected with the results of the conference of Afghanistan's neighboring countries. According them Russia was appointed the country responsible for the resolution of problems associated with drug-related crimes, in turn being a strategically important element of the network war, aimed at establishing the supremacy under the Middle East and the Pacific for the United States.
Moreover, the first results of the Russian work are already visible: there were recently seized more than 60 tons of drugs in Kabul. This fact, in turn, activates the rumors about talks between Russian law enforcement agencies and the Taliban.
In addition, Taliban successful attacks on US military bases have become more frequent.