US Commander in Afghanistan: Afghan Government Protecting People Over Territory

February 11, 2017 04:27 PM
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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan tells VOA that Kabul has consciously decided to concentrate its security forces around population centers, which is partly what has led to the Taliban gaining territory. The comments came shortly after General John Nicholson appeared on Capitol Hill asking for more troops for his mission. VOA's Amy Katz reports.