Sanger quizzed the general on the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and where it is heading. The general noted that the United States went into Afghanistan to stop al-Qaida from launching attacks on the homeland from a safe haven. "We have prevented another attack," Dunford said. "We've disrupted plots against the United States and degraded al-Qaida."
As he provides military advice to civilian leaders, the chairman said, "it is very clear to me what our interests are in South Asia, and against which we should measure the level of commitment that we have in Afghanistan and the region."