DoD Says Afghan Handover in 2014 Realistic

The Korean War begain in 1950. The cease fire was negotiated in 1953. Today it’s 2010, and the South Koreans, who enjoy a modern infastructure and the fruits of modern technology, are, still not handling thier own security. Think about that:
“Afghanistan should be ready to handle its own security by the year 2014, the top U.S. defense chiefs said Monday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said NATO should endorse the 2014 timeline proposed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai when the alliance holds its annual summit later this month.
‘As a target at this point that makes sense, so I am comfortable with it,’ Mullen said.
The 2014 date would give a symbolic deadline for ending the war and bringing most combat forces home. The war is already in its 10th year and unpopular in the U.S. and Europe.”


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