Aug. 26, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on Tuesday handed over the command of U.S. and NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan to his successor U.S. Army General James F. Campbell.
A change of command ceremony was held at the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) headquarters in central Kabul on Tuesday evening. Several foreign dignitaries and Afghan officials, including National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Defense Minister General Bismillah Mohammadi and Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai, attended the event.
The new U.S. general took over the responsibility amid increasing militancy as well as security transition from NATO-led troops to Afghan government forces.