FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file-pool photo, Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams is seen at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Villagers in an area of southern Afghanistan that was t

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file-pool photo, Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams is seen at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Villagers in an area of southern Afghanistan that was t
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file-pool photo, Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams is seen at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Villagers in an area of southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban movement two decades ago have staged a first-of-its-kind uprising against the insurgents, a senior American commander said Wednesday. Abrams said in a video teleconference with reporters at the Pentagon that this was a new and promising development in Kandahar province with the potential to spread to other districts even as U.S. and allied forces are playing more of a back seat role in fighting the insurgency. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)