Obama's new plan for Afghanistan

Will treat Afghanistan and Pakistan as an integrated problem; add 4,000 troops

U.S. President Barack Obama is unveiling a new American strategy for Afghanistan this morning. Officials said the plan will treat the insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan as an integrated problem. It is also expected to involve outreach efforts to Afghanistan’s neighbours, including Iran. Obama has already ordered that 17,000 additional American troops be sent to Afghanistan to help secure the country. To this number, he has added another 4,000 soldiers, who will embed with and train Afghan security forces.

The Washington Post

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