Obama says he wants to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan
I have noted that new equipment has been deployed to the battle front, that the armed forces have been sent much better equipment more suitable to the terrain. The pause has been set up so Obama can not only announce the 20,000 US and 5000 or so UN troops (tongue in cheek), but also how they have been equipt to win this war against the Taliban.
Look if the professional media can get creative so can this citizen journalist but at least I know where the real center point is, through doing a bit of over exaggerating on, yep on purpose, whilst I was in the forces. lol Double your real requirement and you then get the exact amount you really need.
US President Barack Obama has said it is his intention to "finish the job" in Afghanistan after eight years of conflict there.
Mr Obama said he would announce a long-awaited decision over sending more troops to Afghanistan "shortly".
Some US media reports have suggested that the US president is intending to send 34,000 more troops.
He has been considering a request from his top commander in Afghanistan for 40,000 more US troops.
Mr Obama said a continuing review of US policy in Afghanistan had been "extremely useful", stressing that it was in the US strategic interest to make sure al-Qaeda and its allies could not operate in the area.
"After eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, I think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job," he said.
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