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AUG 28, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Afghan army seen improving, but public fears mount

Less than three months after the Afghan forces took over primary responsibility for national security from the U.S.-led coalition, Milley says he's sure they are capable of operating alone, carrying out large-scale operations around the country with little support from the U.S.-led coalition. The deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO combat troops is just 16 months away, and President Hamid Karzai is stalling on a deal to keep some of those troops here as backup. There's skepticism about whether the Afghan forces can protect the presidential election set for next April — the first ... Read More

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