U.S.-led forces prepared to comply with Afghan airstrike limits
Shashank BengaliKABUL, Afghanistan — The commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Sunday that his forces were prepared to comply with President Hamid Karzai's demand that Afghan forces stop requesting international airstrikes in residential areas.
Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. downplayed the effects of Karzai's directive, even though Afghanistan's fledgling security forces rely entirely on U.S. and NATO warplanes for air power against Taliban-led insurgents.
"We can continue to support the Afghan National Security Forces and meet the president's intent," Dunford said.
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"U.S.-led forces prepared to comply with Afghan airstrike limits", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-led-forces-prepared-to-comply-with-afghan-airstrike-limits