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FT interview transcript: Gen Stanley McChrystal
Source: Financial Times

FT interview transcript: Gen Stanley McChrystal

Published: January 25 2010 07:12 | Last updated: January 25 2010 07:12

Stanley McChrystal, the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, spoke to Matthew Green, the Financial Times Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent, at his headquarters in Kabul on January 19.

He called for Afghanistans allies to demonstrate a renewed commitment to Afghanistan at a conference in London on Thursday, but gave warning that insurgents would try to make the country look like it was on fire in the coming year.

He outlined his campaign plan for the next 12 months, defended his counter-insurgency strategy and raised the prospect of ending the war through negotiations with Taliban leaders.

The following is an edited transcript.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1036aae6-074a-11df-a9b7-00144...
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