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Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Members of the Security Council: Allow me first to express my deep gratitude to the Secretary-General for his generous words and strong support. These very days, nine years ago, the UN undertook its post-Taliban engagement in Afghanistan. Together, we have achieved much, notably in the fields of education, health and building of state institutions. However, today, nine years later, I am worried about negative trends. I am worried about growing impatience in public opinion in donor and troop-contributing countries; about the frustration in the Afghan public over what they see as a failure to meet their…

Arg. Presidential Palace, Kabul – The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomes the new U.S. strategy, announced by President Barack Obama on December 1, 2009, in view of the following: Protecting the lives and properties of the people; Supporting the peace and reconciliation processes; Recognition of the regional dimension of terrorism and preventing terrorists from entering the territory of Afghanistan; Strengthening Afghan security forces to attain independent defense capability and self-sufficient state institutions; Strengthening of the Afghan government in law enforcement and improved service delivery; Supporting the Afghan economy with a focus on priority sectors of agriculture, energy…

Eisenhower Hall Theatre, United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, New York 8:01 P.M. EST [tab: Statement] THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our Armed Services, and to my fellow Americans: I want to speak to you tonight about our effort in Afghanistan — the nature of our commitment there, the scope of our interests, and the strategy that my administration will pursue to bring this war to a successful conclusion. It’s an extraordinary honor for me to do so here at West Point — where so…

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