Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Petraeus, Holbrooke Describe Afghanistan Strategy

From U.S. Department of Defense:

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2009 – The new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan will include unprecedented integration of military and civilian activities, two key leaders in the effort said yesterday.

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, spoke with host John King on the CNN program “State of the Union.”

Holbrooke said that in the wake of a full review of Afghanistan policy ordered by President Barack Obama, he and Petraeus plan to meet soon to work on details for the way forward.

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My Comment: Discussing in public what the U.S. goals and objectives are for Afghanistan. This tells me that public support for the war is not as "hot" as publicized.

Unfortunately, nothing new came out of this CNN interview. More of a committment that the details are going to be sorted out in the next few weeks.

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