A report of assessment on the Afghanistan war has been wrapped up and forwarded to NATO and U.S. leaders, said Pentagon officials on Monday.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters during his visit to Fort Worth, Texas that the report has been sent to the head of U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, for comment and would be delivered to himself in the next day or two.
The assessment will point to the challenges before foreign and Afghan troops, and will also point to areas "where we can do better and can make improvements in our strategy and tactics," said the secretary.
"I think General McChrystal's assessment will be a realistic one and set forth the challenges we have in front of us," he added.
The report, authored by Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was also submitted to NATO Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen.