April 29th, 2011
01:04 PM ET

Pentagon says Afghanistan ready to take over security in some areas

The military says gains made in Afghanistan over the last half year has created the "necessary conditions" to begin transferring control of security to the Afghanistan government in seven areas of the country inhabited by approximately 20-25% of the population, according to a new report prepared by the Pentagon for Congress.

The latest semi-annual report concludes insurgent momentum has been halted in much of the country though the gains are "fragile and reversible." However, the report notes that efforts to fortify government and development was "slower than security gains" over the the last six months.

Read the full report

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  1. Napoli

    How about giving the Afghanis security responsibilities for the poppy fields? No more money, no more bomb vests.....

    April 30, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Napoli

    Sgt, "All secure behind the Hescos", Lt, All secure in the camp", Major, "All secure in the city." General, "Country all secure" Pentegon, read above.

    April 30, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gary Johndro


    April 29, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. salerno

    I think that when US-Nato forces will leave, the security will improve more. Negotiations will be a better solution than continuing military operations. Taliban should consign at least the Bin Laden's donkey as a sign of good will, so that the americans could show some result, after 10 years, and go home declaring victory.

    April 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |

    GAINS FRAGILE AND REVERSIBLE is true and honest interpretation of ten years long US occupation of Afghanistan. Now there is no doubt in fall of US world Empire as Afghan soil as usual getting ready to bury another evil empire and make the world free of war mongers. This may become a lesson which the whole world had realized after the two World wars and under UN charter had committed to save succeeding generations from the scourge of wars but that had not happened as USA as the new super power with strong military power and her maximum reliance on military industries needed more wars deaths and destructions in world politics. So law of nature will take its own course of action and like all predecessors USA will face the same music.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |

    Here's more right-wing bla-bla-bla from the Pentagon. We've been "making progress" there for the last 9 1/2 years. All of this sickening bravado does get old and how and just what did it prove outside of the fact that we can kill more people now than we could before???

    April 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |