Mullen warns of tough Afghan fight | News | Al Jazeera

Mullen warns of tough Afghan fight

Top US military commander warns about Afghan war becoming "more sophisticated".

    The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff has said that Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters are becoming "more sophisticated, more effective, and more dominant".

    Speaking on a visit to Kabul, Admiral Mike Mullen said he was increasingly concerned about threats from fighters based across the border in Pakistan.

    Meanwhile, America's second highest ranking general in Afghanistan has said the planned deployment of 30,000 more US troops will take longer than expected.

    Al Jazeera's Todd Baer reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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