• News Feeds
Page last updated at 08:11 GMT, Monday, 1 March 2010

Can Afghans lead their own army?


Behind the scenes in Afghanistan there is a frantic effort going on to try to train the local army and police in sufficient numbers and with sufficient skills so that they can take over the fight against the Taliban in the middle of next year.

General William Caldwell, who is in charge of training the Afghan army and police, discusses whether the Afghan troops he has been helping to train were up to the job they were being asked to do.

Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific