General: Eastern Afghanistan Needs More Troops
The area of Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan has been a hotbed of insurgent attacks. It has also been the launching point for Americans firing unmanned drones into the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, who commands U.S.-led NATO forces along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, tells Renee Montagne that to be succesful in a timely way, his group needs more troops and more resources. He says additional troops would help security in the area and improve the quality of life for the Afghan people who live there.
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