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Ghani Introduces Key Security Nominees to Afghan Parliament

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday introduced his nominees for the posts of minister of defense and head of intelligence to parliament for approval. Masoom Stanekzai and General Abduallah Khan Habibi have been nominated to head of the National Directorate of Security or NDS and Defense Ministry respectively.  A vote is expected next week. The action was taken as Afghan officials confirmed the Taliban gunned down at least 12 security personnel who had been abducted by...

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