, Carter arrived Afghan capital on an unannounced and met US troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
“ is, , to a sovereign and Afghanistan,” he a with Ghani.
Carter visits Kabul, meets president
Trump has given few of his plans, with few specifics on Afghanistan, 10,000 US troops than 15 years after the Taliban toppled US- forces.
Afghanistan a bitterly fought election , which on , Republican Trump and his Democratic rival, former secretary of Hillary Clinton.
Trump, has out “ ”.
Ghani and Trump spoke week and the Trump transition in a they the “terrorism threats ”.
with at Ba-gram airbase north of Kabul Friday, John Nicholson, the commander and forces in Afghanistan, it for in Afghanistan.
“Our counter terrorism of our Afghan is, , very sound and we to ,” Nicholson .
Carter the Trump transition had to Nicholson, he be made if .
questions Trump on Afghanistan, former and say, is US troops will on there.
Acknowledging that Afghan remained precarious and Taliban had in , President Barack Obama shelved plans to presence in ’s , opting to , troops there to the of his presidency in January.
Ghani thanked Carter for contribution and its sacrifices .
James Dobbins, a former US envoy for Afghanistan, Afghanistan for Trump, given the the militant Islamic in Syria and Iraq.
This, Dobbins , that the troops in Afghanistan unchanged, .
Trump will inherit a in Afghanistan. provincial capitals from the Taliban Afghan forces casualty , with than ,500 killed first months of this .