The Pendleton Panther

Obama’s new strategy for Afghanistan

Posted on: November 30, 2009

Barack Obama adressing a speech earlier this year

Obama is getting the last details ready for the speech he will adress this Tuesday at the military academy of West Point, in which he would let the world know about United States’ plans for the war in Afghanistan. One of his many promises when running for President was the return of all American troops from conflict areas in the Middle East, but some of the high-ranking officials talk about an increase of up to 35,000 troops in the near future. Obama will also talk about a possible calendar of the retirement of the whole body that has been “promoting peace” in Afghanistan since 2001. White House speaker Robert Gibbs confirmed that President Obama had spoken on the phone with England’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Sarkozy and Russian President Dimitri Medvedev. He is also planning to consult with other political leaders like Afghan President Hamid Karzai before adressing his speech. It is an important event and nothing should be taken lightly because of the delicate situation in the country. Americans will have an uptade of Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, so I think this speech is extremely important.

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