This photo taken Oct. 10, 2012 shows Army Brig. Gen. John Charlton, left, foreground, talking to members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police at a military base in Ghazni Province,

 

              This photo taken Oct. 10, 2012 shows Army Brig. Gen. John Charlton, left, foreground, talking to members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police at a military base in Ghazni Province,
This photo taken Oct. 10, 2012 shows Army Brig. Gen. John Charlton, left, foreground, talking to members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police at a military base in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. A new chapter of the Afghanistan war is opening with a slimmed-down Western force doing more advising than fighting, a resilient Taliban showing little interest in peace talks, and Americans tempted to pull the plug on a conflict now in its 12th year. A decisive end seems nowhere in sight. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)