Obama to give speech at West Point

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

What does America do after more than a decade of war?

The big picture for our foreign policy after Afghanistan is what the president will outline at West Point Wednesday.

(NBC) - What does America do after more than a decade of war? President Obama is set to lay out his strategy Wednesday.

Wednesday morning's West Point speech comes after President Obama announced 9,800 US troops will stay in Afghanistan after the war ends in December. That number would gradually drop to about 1,000 over the next two years.

Their job: training Afghan security forces and fighting al Queda.

Leaving nearly 10,000 boots on the ground is based on Afghanistan's new president signing a bilateral security agreement with the US.

The big picture for our foreign policy after Afghanistan is what the president will outline at West Point Wednesday.

After this, the president is headed to Europe for another week-long trip, this time, to commemorate the day.


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