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US 40% more troops to Afghanistan

Taking the first decision as commander-in-chief, Barack Obama has recently ordered 17,000 more us troops to Afghanistan. The troops will work to tackle the insurgency of ongoing issue. The Us troops strength will increase by 40% of the current troops there as per the decision.

As per obama recent statement "This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires". He also admitted in CBC Television Interview that "I’m absolutely convinced that you cannot solve the problem of Afghanistan, the Taliban, the spread of extremism in that region, solely through military means.