US commander: Afghans to be tested by Taliban in 2015, smooth political transition is key

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 27, 2014 - 1:46 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan — 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 U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

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