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US Report: Afghan Forces Effective But Need Help

The United States says Afghan soldiers and police are sustaining the gains made by NATO forces during a troop surge two years ago, but they will require more support to be successful in the long run.That is the view of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a report to the U.S. Congress Friday. When the NATO mission in Afghanistan concludes at the end of 2014, he says, Afghan forces "will be at high risk" unless they receive continued aid and advice from the international community...

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