Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talks with Campbell (right) on his arrival in Kabul on Dec. 6. (Mark Wilson/AFP/Getty Images)
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday that the wisdom of the Afghanistan troop drawdown being decided based on the calendar rather than events is challenged by the Islamic State group making a showing there. His panel’s top Democrat, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, also said the group’s appearance is worrisome.
The U.S. Army general serving as commander of International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan talked of a potential silver lining. Full story