With the top U.S. commander, General David Petraeus in Afghanistan offering Congress his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, a leading Republican is asserting that the U.S. and its NATO allies are turning around the conflict.
According to General Petraeus, the momentum established as been arrest and reversed in a number of areas. However, the accomplishments are reversible.
Transition to Afghan lead is recommended in several provinces.
Petraeus is preparing to recommend commencement of a drawdown of the US surge forces in July. The progress is on course to having Afghan forces take the lead in 2014.