Nato forces ‘on the road to winning’ war, claims General


Click to follow
The Independent Online

Nato forces are “on the road to winning” the war in Afghanistan, the outgoing commander of the military alliance in the country has said.

General John Allen, who handed over to General Joseph Dunford yesterday, spent much of his tour overseeing the transfer of security to the Afghan army ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops in 2014.

“We have gone a long way to setting the conditions for... the defining factor in winning a counter-insurgency – to set the conditions for governance, to set the conditions for economic opportunity,” General Allen said.