- Zeinab Badawi
Duration: 30 minutes
In July a fifth of Afghanistan was handed over to the control of Afghan security forces. All western combat troops leave by 2014. Yet the Taliban are getting bolder in their attacks: the first six months of 2011 were the deadliest for Afghan civilians since the war began ten years ago. Zeinab Badawi talks to US Lt General William Caldwell who is tasked with training Afghan soldiers and police. Most can't even read or write and corruption and disloyalty is rife. Does he believe western nations are withdrawing combat troops too soon -risking a return of Taliban control?
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