U.s. General: Afghan Strategy Needs Revision

U.S. general: Afghan strategy needs revision

The commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has finished his review of the war and that it is now being sent up the chain of command to the Pentagon and NATO headquarters, NATO says.

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