Top General Says Taliban No Threat To Afghan Military

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT) -- General Joseph F. Dunford, commander of the international forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Taliban doesn't pose an existential threat to the newly empowered Afghan security forces, but pressed lawmakers to continue support for the war in order to preserve recent security improvements.

The biggest contributor to future success in Afghanistan is the negation of a longer-term security agreement that allows some American and international forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014, Dunford said. Afghan President Hamid Karzai...
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