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ISAF Commander Stresses Importance of Bilateral Security Agreement

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 – The top commander of NATO and U.S forces in Afghanistan told Congress today a bilateral security agreement will help to address the uncertainty Afghan people have about their country’s future after 2014, when the International Security Assistance Force mission ends and Afghan forces have security responsibility for the whole country.

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. stressed the importance of the agreement while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on progress in Afghanistan.

U.S. Commander Praises Afghan Forces' Progress

By Amaani Lyle
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 – Afghanistan’s national security forces are better-equipped, better-trained and better-led than ever before, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command-South told Pentagon reporters via satellite today.

Army Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams said his command has worked with Afghan partners to develop an active-layered security framework, focusing on population centers in Kandahar, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.

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