With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.
Biden addressed the 972 U.S. Military Academy cadets in a ceremony on Saturday morning. He said that a nation emerging from a decade of war has greater flexibility.
Officials say Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya for more than four decades, was captured and killed Thursday after his hometown of Sirte fell to revolutionary forces.
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NATO says it’ll continue combat air patrols over Libya until all of Moammar Gadhafi’s forces surrender, and this is bringing great joy to one mother in New Jersey.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said the move wasn’t prompted by a specific threat in the city, but the nation’s biggest police department is taking no chances as it learns more about the attack on Kabul’s Inter-Continental Hotel, which is frequented by foreigners.