He said that if Pakistan is not prepared to support the US expectations to help realize those outcomes, "there will be consequences" for US-Pakistan relations.
Some 14,000 USA soldiers are now serving in Afghanistan, and McKenzie couldn't say how much longer the United States would remain in the country.
"Were we not to put the pressure on Al-Qaeda, ISIS (Islamic State) and other groups in the region we are putting on today, it is our assessment that, in a period of time their capability would reconstitute, and they have today the intent, and in the future, they would have the capability to do what we saw on 9/11", Dunford said when asked about a potential withdrawal of the USA military contingent from the war-ravaged country.
"We continue to see the Taliban being utilised as a hedge against India rather than as part of a stable, reconciled Afghanistan", McKenzie said. The US has satellites and drones.
"If we left precipitously right now I do not believe they would be able to successfully defend their country", he said, adding that "the operational military situation is largely stalemated".
He said that Pakistan's founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah sacrificed everything during his struggle for the creation of Pakistan.
He also denied accusations that his country was harbouring terrorists from the Taliban.
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In short, Pakistan's diplomacy is on trial for sure; it of course should help its neighbours and also work together with the United States for peace in Afghanistan. They said that we have time and time again asked the Americans, "Can you tell us where the sanctuaries are, and we will go after them?" "We do not want to have conditions imposed on us which would cause more unemployment and inflation", he explained.
On the United States allegations that Pakistan harbours Taliban, the premier recalled that "in the 1980s, we collaborated with the U.S.in the Soviet jihad there".
It believes that a Pakistani crackdown on the militants could be pivotal in deciding the outcome of the war.
The comments come as Pakistan's army backed USA efforts for a political settlement with the Afghan Taliban to end 17 years of fighting.
During last month's exchange with Mr Trump, the Pakistani leader said his country had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123bn (£95.7bn) during America's so-called war on terror despite no one from his country being involved in the 9/11 attacks. He said India "rebuffed all [his] overtures" because "the ruling party [the Bharatiya Janata Party] has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach".
In a separate meeting, the prime minister was briefed by federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and Water and Power Development Authority chairman retired lieutenant general Muzammil Hussain about water crisis and the measures being taken to overcome water shortage in the country. I don't think we have to get anymore statement from anybody.
He maintained that he wanted the case of the Mumbai attacks to be resolved, adding that he has "asked our government to find out the status of the case". "Resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism".