The U.S. General overseeing operations in the Southwest of Afghanistan says he’s had no cooperation from the Pakistani army in securing its border with Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. John Toolan is in the U.S. for ten days, and spoke Monday at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. The U.S. will continue to defend the Afghan military for at least ten years after the country formally takes control of its security, according to an agreement signed Sunday.
Maj. Gen. Toolan took command in March 2011. Since then the Marines under his command have transitioned the cities of Marjah and Nawa in the Helmand Province to Afghan control, which is an indication of progress. He works with Afghan officials to promote security and development in the province.