Afghanistan Allen

January 30, 2013 - 7:31 AM
In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 photo, U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S.- and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in Afghanistan, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. Allen expressed confidence that Afghan security forces will be able tackle the insurgency when they take the lead in the 11-year-old war against the Taliban this spring, and will be able to hold their own against the Taliban on the battle field without the presence of foreign troops fighting on the front line. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)