U.S. General: Military Needs to Push Back Taliban

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:13am

The Washington Post reports that “the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has presented military leaders with recommendations that, if approved, would further expand the U.S. military role in helping local forces confront the Taliban and other militants.”  

“In an interview, Gen. John F. Campbell said the potential steps, which include having U.S. forces accompany more Afghan units closer to the front lines and expanding the use of U.S. air power, were focused on enhancing support to Afghan military during what’s expected to be a fierce Taliban offensive in 2016.”  

“‘I’m not going to leave without making sure my leadership understands that there are things we need to do,’ the general said during a visit to Washington.”