US General Joseph Dunford has been nominated to take over from General John Allen as commander ISAF in Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP
WASHINGTON: General Joseph Dunford, nominee for the next ISAF Commander in Afghanistan, says that he believes the issue of safe havens in Pakistan needs to be addressed, but is willing to “support any initiative that will bring resolution to the conflict in Afghanistan.”
In his testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee, which held a session on his nomination, Gen. Dunford said that Pakistan has it’s bets placed on what the long term commitment of the US to Afghanistan will be, adding that Pakistan’s calculus will change if the US is there beyond 2014.
Gen. Dunford had been nominated by President Obama to take over as the next ISAF commander, replacing incumbent Gen. John Allen for a period which will oversee a key phase in the US d
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