By Mike Riggs - Special to The Washington Times Shares
"I've talked about it with so many of my friends and not only are they curious about it, it's in some ways very interesting to think about," he said. "It's not often you get to have a significant amount of time to look into the explanation for what it is."
"When you think about it, the same thing was true in Iraq," he said. "But because of the stick-to-itness of our teams, I feel confident that we can stay on a path that by the end of 2014 our troops will be out and will not be in a combat role and Afghans will have capacity, just as Iraqis, to secure their own country."