Published March 18, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan – The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says he's working quickly to resolve issues that have infuriated Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the delayed handover of a U.S.-run detention center and the withdrawal of U.S. special operations forces from a province outside Kabul.
In his first interview since taking command, Gen. Joseph Dunford told The Associated Press on Monday that there is no new deadline for handing over the detention center despite an Afghan official statement saying the U.S. had promised a resolution by the end of the week.
Dunford also says he is working with Afghan officials to hand over security in Wardak province where Karzai says there have been complaints that the U.S. forces or Afghans working with them have mistreated citizens. The U.S. has denied any wrongdoing.