January 28th, 2010
07:22 AM ET

Obama's Afghanistan remarks in State of the Union

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night, almost two months after he made his major speech on Afghanistan policy. Here were his remarks regarding Afghanistan in the Wednesday speech:

"And in Afghanistan, we're increasing our troops and training Afghan security forces so they can begin to take the lead in July of 2011 and our troops can begin to come home. We will reward good governance, work to reduce corruption, and support the rights of all Afghans, men and women alike. We're joined by allies and partners who have increased their own commitment and who'll come together tomorrow in London to reaffirm our common purpose. There will be difficult days ahead, but I am absolutely confident we will succeed."

Read a transcript of the full speech


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  1. Larry

    The President is trying to finish both Wars that He inherited by making everyone involve wins not only us!!! We need the United Nation, Nato & Other Country beside England & Germany to make it happen...

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