The Afghan National Army has made great strides in their ability to plan and execute operations, Army Col. Thomas McGrath, commander of Afghanistan Regional Security Integration Command South, told bloggers and online journalists.
McGrath came on the bloggers roundtable to reflect on his 14 months in southern Afghanistan, as he prepares to return home to the United States, and the mission to build the capacity and capability of the Afghan army and police.
“Through the efforts of very many brave men and women, tough men and women – soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines – we’re completing our mission,” he said. “And we’re setting the stages for the future operations and for the future of the Afghan army and police and bringing stability to this country.”
Feel free to listen to the interview here.