Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Exclusive: Fierce Afghan fighting slows NATO training mission - new U.S. commander

Exclusive: Fierce Afghan fighting slows NATO training mission - new U.S. commander | Reuters
The impact of the violence in 2015, and the changing nature of the enemy Afghan troops face, will form an important part of an initial assessment of conditions in Afghanistan being conducted by new commander General John Nicholson.
"This intense period of combat interfered with the glide slope we were on. The assumptions we made about our timelines, we have to re-look based upon the high casualties they took," Nicholson said in his first interview since taking command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan last month.

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