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Taliban will 'test Afghanistan' after US withdraws troops US commander

Aug 27, 2014    

Kabul Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top US commander in Afghanistan.The Taliban will test the Afghan forces next year with an onslaught of fighters and attacks, hoping to capitalize on the dwindling US and coalition troops in the country, Dunford said Tuesday.Shortly after he passed the flag to his successor, Army Gen. John Campbell, during a ceremony Tuesday in Kabul, Dunford ended his 18-mo...

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