Afghan analyst welcomes new Obama strategy
ID: AFP-01-0161
Format: SD
Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
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The Afghan government on Wednesday welcomed US President Barack Obama's new strategy ordering an extra 30,000 troops into the country in a bid to forge a quick end to the war against the Taliban. Analyst Haroun Mir said the military surge would make a difference, but should only be part wider strategy including better governance, the training of Afghan security forces and pressure on Pakistan to clamp down on Taliban insurgents

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