Obama’s new strategy for Afghanistan to combat Taliban and Al Qaeda
12 1 May, U.S. President Barack Obama in a speech at West Point, New York, described its new strategy for Afghanistan.
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) Dow Jones reported, Obama gave a speech at West Point 1, to explain its new strategy for Afghanistan. Some analysts said Obama’s new strategy for Afghanistan’s main task is to combat Taliban and Al Qaeda, and enhance the capacity of the Afghan government and Afghan security forces governing the armed strength.
Obama an evening that will be deployed to Afghanistan in early 2010, 30,000 soldiers, “in order to facilitate counter-insurgency, protect important densely populated city.” The first teams will be rushed to Afghanistan before Christmas.
Obama has promised to provide long-term assistance to Afghanistan, he says it is ultimately the United States withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, a key step. Obama said in his speech that day: “We will continue to provide advice to the Afghan security forces and assistance to ensure their long-term success of the Afghan government, more importantly, the Afghan people must be clear that they will eventually be on their responsible for their own country. “
speech he also said:” I make (troops) because I firmly believe that our decision was the security situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan are closely linked here is the implementation of al-Qaeda the center of violent extremism. “
” If the situation reversed in the region, the crisis will expand and we must keep the pressure on al-Qaeda, must also strengthen our partnership in the region’s stability and capability. “
Analysts say Obama and the American people in his party under pressure to make the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. However, Gallup released a poll 1 showed that only 35% of Americans favor Obama’s strategy of dealing with the war in Afghanistan, 55 percent opposed.