Photo by: Musadeq Sadeq

** FILE ** - A member of the Afghan special forces, left, briefs soldiers after a training exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 14, 2013. A senior U.S. commander said Saturday, March 30, 2013 that American special operations forces have handed over their base in eastern Afghanistan’s Nirkh district to local Afghan commandos. (Associated Press)