U.S. boosts Afghan status, now easier to acquire defense equipment
KABUL (Reuters) - The United States has named Afghanistan a "major non-NATO ally", a status that will make it easier for the Afghan government to acquire U.S. defense materiel, U.S. officials said on Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was to announce the decision - formally made by President Barack Obama - during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan ahead of a major donors' conference in Tokyo.
- Radar showed missing plane may have turned back: Malaysia military
- Malaysian jetliner may have turned back before vanishing |
- Malaysian plane presumed crashed; questions over false IDs |
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in South China Sea with 239 people aboard - report
- Malaysian jet's disappearance among rarest of aviation disasters