Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said bin Laden is still an important task (Figure)
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua reporter Wang Fengfeng) 15 U.S. media quoted the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus’s words, capture or kill the “base” Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still the U.S. One important task.
NBC the same day in the “media dialogue” program broadcast on the Petraeus interview. Petraeus said that bin Laden is still an important figure of extremism, capture or kill him all those involved in the global fight against terrorism people are very important.
Petraeus also acknowledged that bin Laden is not easy to find. He said Osama bin Laden hiding in Afghanistan and Pakistan should be a very remote mountainous border. Judging by past experience, Osama bin Laden often take several weeks to spread to the outside world the information, explain how he lived in remote areas.
Petraeus said in an interview, U.S. President Barack Obama asked him to Afghanistan from a military level, a timetable for withdrawal of proposals and a timetable for withdrawal is really decided the specific circumstances of the battlefield.
Obama announced late last year, when troops in Afghanistan in July 2011 began to set withdrawal deadlines, but the security situation in Afghanistan after troops did not change, increasing U.S. casualties, the Kandahar attack plan repeatedly postponed, people effects of the surge and the timely withdrawal of U.S. troops are suspected.