US general seeks greater powers in Afghanistan before exit : World, News - India Today:
Army General John Campbell declined to disclose the specific powers he requested from President Barack Obama's administration before he stepped down as part of a normal leadership transition. But he expressed a sense of urgency, "otherwise it's not going to impact" the war in 2016.
"I'm not going to get more people. So the only way that I can impact is potentially change some of the authorities we have. So authorities deal with: what you can strike, what you can't strike, at what levels you can do train, advise, assist," Campbell told a group of reporters at the Pentagon.