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The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize escalates war

This Tuesday we had the chance to see another performance of the teleprompter champion: Barack Obama in his official address regarding the future of the war in Afghanistan.

As expected, 34,000 additional US troops will be deployed in Afghanistan, increasing the total amount of troups to more than 100,000 soldiers. The objectives of this surge are "to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and to prevent its capacity to threaten America and our allies in the future."
To fulfill these goals Obama has laid down three main directions: Setting a military strategy to target insurgencies and emphasizing on training afghans soldierEstablishing political and economic cooperations with the afghan government in order to fight corruption and develop the economy via the agriculturestrengthening partnership with Pakistan to fight terrorist strongholds in afghan-pakistani border provinces The US President also set a troop withdrawal date (december 2011), highlight…