WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan says the killing of two American military advisers inside an Afghan ministry won't diminish the U.S. commitment to the region.
Ambassador Ryan Crocker says Americans should keep in mind that Afghan security forces have died trying to protect U.S. personnel. Crocker also says that Kabul, the Afghan capital, has come a long way since a decade ago when there was virtually no government infrastructure or rule of law.
Saturday's shooting prompted the recall of NATO staff from Afghan ministries.
Crocker tells CNN's "State of the Union" that the U.S. goal is to prevent Afghanistan from turning into safe-haven for the Taliban.
He says about the long war -- "while we say we're tired of it, al-Qaida and the Taliban certainly aren't."