SecDef Robert Gates spoke at the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels, 11 March, asking for more NATO support at what he called “a critical juncture for our mission in Afghanistan.”
Gates emphasized three items: International Security Assistance Force accomplishments over the past year, his concern progress could be threaten by uncoordinated national troop draw down, and how to plan for a deliberate transition to Afghanistan lead.
It was agreed that the Taliban control far lees territory and have lost much of their ability to operate.
Additionally, there is some semblance of normalcy emergent
Gates also said: “There is too much talk about leaving and not enough talk about getting the job done right.”
Geez, wonder who started that?