Interview With General John Nicholson [world Service]

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US General John Nicholson20180324

US army General John Nicholson on his hopes for Afghanistan and the prospects for peace

Justin Rowlatt, has been speaking to General John Nicholson, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

After 17 years of conflict, Afghanistan remains a divided country. Recently President Trump ordered a major effort to improve the offensive capacity of Afghan Forces, backed by US airstrikes. But it remains to be seen if this will bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. The BBC’s South Asia correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, has been speaking to General John Nicholson, the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. In a rare interview, General Nicholson talks about his hopes for Afghanistan and discusses whether peace in this fractured nation will ever be possible.

(Photo: US army General and commanderof US forces in Afghanistan John Nicholson during a joint press conference in Kabul. Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Us General John Nicholson20180324

US army General John Nicholson on his hopes for Afghanistan and the prospects for peace

Justin Rowlatt, has been speaking to General John Nicholson, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

After 17 years of conflict, Afghanistan remains a divided country. Recently President Trump ordered a major effort to improve the offensive capacity of Afghan Forces, backed by US airstrikes. But it remains to be seen if this will bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. The BBC’s South Asia correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, has been speaking to General John Nicholson, the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. In a rare interview, General Nicholson talks about his hopes for Afghanistan and discusses whether peace in this fractured nation will ever be possible.

(Photo: US army General and commanderof US forces in Afghanistan John Nicholson during a joint press conference in Kabul. Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

After 17 years of conflict, Afghanistan remains a divided country. Recently President Trump ordered a major effort to improve the offensive capacity of Afghan Forces, backed by US airstrikes. But it remains to be seen if this will bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. The BBC’s South Asia correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, has been speaking to General John Nicholson, the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. In a rare interview, General Nicholson talks about his hopes for Afghanistan and discusses whether peace in this fractured nation will ever be possible.

(Photo: US army General and commanderof US forces in Afghanistan John Nicholson during a joint press conference in Kabul. Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

US army General John Nicholson on his hopes for Afghanistan and the prospects for peace

Justin Rowlatt, has been speaking to General John Nicholson, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.