On the Radar
As commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. has one of the toughest jobs in the military: preparing Afghanistan to stand on its own by 2014 when the last international troops are set to pull out of the country.
Gen. Dunford says Afghanistan isn’t yet strong enough to provide for its own security but is optimistic about the country's future.
“The conditions are not yet set for a stable and secure Afghanistan in the long term from which Al Qaeda and other international extremist groups will not be able to conduct attacks on the West,” the general tells On the Radar.
When asked if there's a "Plan B" in case Afghanistan isn't capable of providing for its own security by 2014, Dunford replies without hesitation that "it's going to work."
“I'm confident that we have a plan in place right now to grow the Afghan security forces to the level they need to be at in order to secure the country,” DunfordRead More »from ISAF Commander: Afghanistan not ready to stand on its own, but will be in 2014