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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Curtis M. Scaparrotti
Afghan forces will be "good enough" to take over from the American-led coalition as the U.S. and its allies pull out troops over the next two years, the second-ranking U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.
The Marine Corps on Friday laid the groundwork for deciding what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken in the case of an Internet video purporting to show Marine snipers urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan.
"I can tell you personally from experience and from feedback from others, these [Afghan] soldiers will fight," Gen. Scaparrotti told reporters at the Pentagon. "There's no question about that. And they're going to be good enough as we build them to secure their country and to counter the insurgency."
Gen. Scaparrotti defended the public assessments that say progress is being made but the enemy remains resilient and gains are fragile.