Video: NAC Morehead - Amb. Dame Mariot Leslie, UK Permanent Representative to NATO
A delegation of ambassadors from the North Atlantic Council (NAC) visit Camp Morehead in Afghanistan and are treated to an ANA demonstration. Soundbites from Amb. Dame Mariot Leslie, UK Permanent Representative to NATO. Also available in high definition. Transcript: Well it's a great testimony to the growing professionalism of the Afghan security forces. It's giving them the real capability to apply force in a very surgical, precise way rather than using blunt instruments, and that has to be better for the long-term security in Afghanistan as we gradually handover to Afghans. What's really impressed me today is just seeing how the instruction is mostly being done by Afghans themselves. Real cadre of sergeants, non-commissioned officers who are taking over the instruction and you can see their enthusiasm and their commitment to the task. Well, transition is going according to the plan we set-out in our Lisbon NATO summit, and our Chicago NATO summit, and almost everyday we have more evidence of that as Afghans run more and more of the operations themselves. I think now it's up beyond 85 percent of operations that are now initiated by Afghan forces, and now led by them independently. And that is exactly what we want because we are moving into a training, and advisory, and assisting role, and as they step forward they are proving very good at doing the task with a little bit of support from us. And I can see us reaching 2014 the way we want with them able to take over.