logo
Featured on 40:     Gas Tracker     Weather Discussion     40's Friends     Gas Tracker     Community Calendar    
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Plane Carrying 162 Missing Over Pacific Read more

U.S. Envoy Says President Obama Still Mulling Afghan Options

obama us and afghanistanWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat says President Barack Obama is still mulling a range of options for the size of the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after 2014.

But James Dobbins, the president’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, tells a Senate committee that as the Afghans build up their country, they won’t stand alone.

Dobbins says in testimony Thursday the Obama administration is committed to a long-term strategic partnership with the Afghans that will allow them to maintain their own security and defeat remnants of al Qaeda or other terrorist groups that might threaten the U.S.

Dobbins says that is a limited mission that won’t require the same number of American forces that have been in Afghanistan for the last decade.

Currently there are about 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus