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    Inside Story - Are Afghan forces ready to take the reins?

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    David Cameron, the British prime minister, is hosting a key summit with Afghan and Pakistani leaders to discuss bringing peace to Afghanistan. This is the third such meeting since last summer. But for the first time, army and intelligence chiefs from both sides will join the talks - and they have plenty on their plates. NATO troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of next year. But a senior Afghan commander warns that withdrawing British troops could spark what he calls a global jihad. Inside Story with presenter Jane Dutton is joined by guests: Heather Barr, an Afghanistan researcher in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch; Mosharraf Zaidi, a former adviser to Pakistan's foreign minister; and Mark Kimmitt, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs.