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U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen expressed confidence that Afghan security forces will be able tackle the insurgency when they take the lead in the 11-year-old war against the Taliban this spring.

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Top US general confident in Afghans

The top commander of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan believes government security forces have improved faster than expected and will be ready to take the lead in the 11-year-old war against the Taliban when foreign combat forces take a back seat this spring.

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