Wire: White House Says Obama to Take "Several Weeks" to Review Afghan Strategy
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2009 -- Newswire services this evening reported that President Barack Obama will take several weeks to review U.S. strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the White House said on Wednesday after a meeting between top U.S. officials about the region.
"When it comes to decisions as important as keeping this country safe and putting our troops into harm's way, the president has made it clear that he will rigorously assess our progress," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement, according to a Reuters news service report.
"That is why he held this meeting today and will take the next several weeks to review our strategy."(Report from newswire sources.)