U.S. commander in Afghanistan warns that full withdrawal will allow al-Qaeda to regroup

Ernesto Londoñowashingtonpost.comMarch 12, 2014 The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that al-Qaeda’s network in that country is in “survival mode,” but warned that a full American military drawdown after the end of the year would allow the terrorist group to regenerate there. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford’s remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee appeared intended to shape the White House’s deliberation over whether to leave behind a contingent for training

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