Video: McChrystal's Afghan ideas

General Stanley McChrystal delivers his assessment of operations in Afghanistan.



    The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has delivered his long-awaited assessment of the war to his bosses in Brussels and the Pentagon.

    General Stanley McChrystal says success can be achieved, but with a revised strategy.

    The call for change comes as US forces continue to suffer casualties, with August being the bloodiest month for them since the military operation began eight years ago.

    The contents of McChrystal's report will remain confidential, but it is widely understood he wants to bolster local Afghan forces, shifting the focus from fighting the Taliban to protecting civilians.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the capital, Kabul, and discusses McChrystal's idea with Mir Ahmed Joyanda, and independent member of the Afghan parliament.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Senegal's village of women

    Senegal's village of women

    Women in northeast Senegal are using solar-powered irrigation to farm food and halt the encroaching desert.

    Inside Baltimore's human trafficking industry

    Inside Baltimore's human trafficking industry

    Survivors of sex trafficking and those who investigate it in the city share their stories.

    Nuclear Gulf: Is Saudi Arabia pushing itself into a nuclear trap?

    Nuclear Gulf: Is Saudi Arabia pushing itself into a nuclear trap?

    MBS is prepared to pursue nuclear weapons if Iran gets them. But could he end up making the kingdom a nuclear pawn?