US: Military Committed To Afghan Strategy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, February 27, 2012

The White House says recent deadly violence against U.S. forces in Afghanistan won't speed up U.S. plans to withdraw troops over the next two years.

White House press secretary Jay Carney calls the killings of two U.S. officers inside their office at the Afghan interior ministry horrific. He also acknowledged a high number of U.S. and NATO deaths at the hands of their supposed Afghan military partners this year.

But Carney echoed Pentagon spokesmen on Monday in insisting that the war strategy is on track and will not be deterred by the deaths and anti-American riots.

The violence was sparked by the mistaken U.S. burning of Qurans at a military base last week.

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