"Afghan forces are not capable of taking over full security duties in the spring," Mr. Hamidzai said. "[Afghan President Hamid] Karzai is saying we can control security in three months. He is mistaken. We first need to show that we can control a single district."
"If all U.S. troops leave, it will be terrible news for Afghanistan," said Naeem Lalai Hamidzai, a lawmaker from Kandahar province. "Civil war will erupt, and the Taliban will once again control Afghanistan."