Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obama's speech: "Let's focus on building our nation"

"America, it's time to focus on nation-building here at home," said the U.S. president, Barack Obama, in his address to the nation during which he announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from ' Afghanistan, after ten years of fighting. "I do not patrol their streets or their mountains indefinitely.

This is the responsibility of the Afghan government, "he said. The first 10,000 men will fall at home by the end of the year, some 23,000 by next summer and the rest (around 100 thousand U.S. troops are in Afghanistan) by 2014. The nation, he said Obama has lived a 'difficult decade "with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The United States must now adopt a different approach to exercise military power, "when we are threatened, we must respond with force.

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