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[翻译]AS IT IS - US Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-07-13 08:36:08

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made a surprise stop in Afghanistan Tuesday.

美国国防部长阿什·卡特(Ash Carter)周二突访阿富汗。

Carter was in the country to meet with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, as well as U.S. commanders.

卡特在阿富汗会晤了该国总统阿什拉夫·加尼(Ashraf Ghani)和行政长官阿卜杜拉·阿卜杜拉(Abdullah Abdullah),以及美国指挥官。

The visit comes days after an agreement with international leaders to support Afghanistan with 12,000 NATO troops.

这次访问是在同国际领导人达成协议为阿富汗提供12000名北约士兵支援的数天之后。

NATO allies also agreed to provide more funding for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces through 2020.

北约盟国还同意为阿富汗国防和安全部队提供更多资金至2020年。

In a press conference Tuesday with President Ghani, Carter discussed Afghanistan’s economic and anti-corruption reforms. He said the government’s progress on those reforms “is central” to the continued international support for the country.

周二在同加尼总统一起参加的新闻发布会上,卡特讨论了阿富汗的经济和反腐败改革。他说,政府就此的改革进程是国际上继续支持该国的关键。

Also on Tuesday, Carter said under new power, General Mick Nicholson, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, has greater freedom to strike at the Taliban.

同样是在周二,卡特表示,在新政权下,驻阿富汗美军和国际部队指挥官米克·尼科尔森将军有了更大的自由对塔利班发起攻击。

Before the new changes, Nicholson and his forces could only intervene against the Taliban when Afghan government troops requested assistance.

在这项新改革之前,尼科尔森及其部队只有在阿富汗政府军请求援助时才能介入打击塔利班。

More U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan

更多美军留守阿富汗

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama announced last week that close to 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency in January 2017. That is more than the Obama administration had originally planned.

与此同时,奥巴马总统上周宣布,近8400名美军将留在阿富汗,直到2017年1月他的总统任期结束。这超出了奥巴马政府原本规划的时间。

More than 2,000 of the remaining U.S. troops will support the U.S. counterterrorism mission. The mission will target al-Qaida as well as Islamic State fighters trying to take control in eastern Afghanistan.

超过两千多名留守美军将支援美国的反恐任务。该任务将针对基地组织以及试图控制阿富汗东部的伊斯兰国士兵。

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counterterrorism - n. actions by a group, army, etc., that are done to prevent terrorist attacks and destroy terrorist networks​

mission - n. a specific military or naval task