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US Defence Secretary Ash Carter

US defence chief reassures Afghans amid questions over Trump’s policies

KABUL: The United States will "remain committed" to Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy will mean for the country as it faces a renewed Taliban insurgency. Carter arrived in the Afghan capital earlier on an unannounced visit and met US troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. "America is, and will remain, committed to a sovereign and secure Afghanistan," Carter told a news conference with Ghani. Trump has given few…