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Dempsey in Afghanistan to meet troops

Dempsey in Afghanistan to meet troops

May 02, 2014 - 11:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman arrived landed at the Bagram airbase on Thursday night for meetings with senior American and coalition leaders.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey would meet troops and commanders during his second visit to Afghanistaninfo-icon in as many months, the US military said on Friday.

US Army Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, greeted Dempsey upon his arrival on Bagram Airfield.

The visit comes on the heels of the release of the semiannual Report of Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report says Afghan security forces did an excellent job in securing the April 5 presidential election.

But the report also said Afghan forces lacked crucial capabilities: air support, the intelligence enterprise, special operations, and security ministry capacity.



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