Friday, August 21, 2009
Top Military Commander in Afghanistan commends Afghan Security Forces for Afghan Election Security
General Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, offered his compliments to the Afghan National Security Forces’ successful efforts in ensuring Afghans’ secure access to voting polls.
“Regarding security, the Afghan National Security Forces did a commendable job addressing all security issues they encountered,” said General McChrystal. “Though violence was higher than normal, the Afghan National Security Forces effectively stopped insurgents from preventing Afghan voters’ access to the polls.”
“Today’s security posture reflects the Afghan National Security Forces’ successful planning and preparation efforts and demonstrates their professional capabilities and dedication to the future security of their nation,” General McChrystal said.