Joint Chiefs chairman sees long-term Taliban presence in Afghanistan

04/9/2013 | Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The Afghan military is capable of reducing but not eliminating threats posed by the Taliban after U.S. troops depart, according to Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "And if we were having this conversation 10 years from now, I suspect there would [still] be contested areas because the history of Afghanistan suggests that there will always be contested areas," Dempsey said.

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