Shorter-term Goals in Afghanistan
The threat to the United States now “is focused in the Afghan theater,” Gates said, including “both sides” of the Afghan-Pakistani border. Obama, accordingly, “wants to put more emphasis on Afghanistan,” the secretary said.
--Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates
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