Germany aims to cut hundreds from Afghan force

The US and other allies, including Germany, hope to withdraw combat troops by the end of 2014.

General named to head US Afghan force OKs drawdown

General David Petraeus has said Barack Obama`s Afghan drawdown plan was riskier.

Building effective Afghan force will take years: UK report

Serious concerns over the Afghan National Police (ANP) are voiced in leaked British documents published on Sunday which warn that building an effective force will take "many years".