WSJ — Gen. McChrystal needs more troops now precisely so Afghans can take over the war effort later.

‘We’re at a point in Afghanistan right now in our overall campaign,” the U.S. general says, “where increasingly security can best be delivered by the extension of good governance, justice, economic reconstruction.” Afghan security forces “fight side by side with us” more and more frequently, he adds, and American troops are working hard to develop the Afghan security forces. Coalition forces are focusing on securing the population, because “the key terrain is the human terrain.”

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