The head of the British military says that in five years, the Brits could be out of Afghanistan. Given that Sir David Richards was once head of ISAF, he may know what he is talking about. Or not. Seems both bold and not so bold. Five years is a decent amount of time. And the idea that the outsiders are then only doing training (and perhaps still OMLT-ing) might be possible.
Of course, the big questions are more on the political side of things and on the police side of things.
But Richards' claims are intriguing.