- Will 'zero option' in Afghanistan cause chaos? Updated: Mar-01-14 4:11 am
- Hagel says Europeans should step up NATO support Updated: Feb-26-14 10:16 am
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers as to pose a 9/11-type threat?
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the European allies must start bearing more of the burden of modernizing NATO or risk it becoming irrelevant.