On 2nd May 2012, President of US Barack Obama said that America had “turned the tide of war” in Afghanistan in the last three years, asserting that his goal to defeat al-Qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild was now “within reach”. On Tuesday night President Obama visited to a nationally televised address to the nation from Bagram air force base in Afghanistan. According to Obama, America spent about eight years fighting a different war in Afghanistan and al-Qaeda’s extremist allies within the Taliban have waged a brutal insurgency. But over the last three years the tide has turned.
Obama and Afghanistan
Obama said US broke the Taliban’s momentum, built strong security forces in Afghanistan and “devastated” al-Qaeda’s leadership, taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders, also one year ago from a base here in Afghanistan, our troops tracks an operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed. The goal that I set to defeat al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. Still, there will be difficult days ahead. The enormous sacrifices of our men and women are not over. It was here from within these borders that al-Qaeda launched the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children.
Obama after 10 years
According to Obama, 10 years ago, United States and our allies went to the war in Afghanistan to make certain that the state will never be used by al-Qaida to launch attacks against us. Despite initial success, for a number of reasons, the war in Afghanistan has taken longer than expected. In 2002, bin Laden and his lieutenants have been escaped through the border and implanted safe haven in Pakistan,”
The US President on Tuesday night visited to Kabul amid, Afghanistan. In dense security and privacy, he signed Agreement of Strategic Partnership between Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, strengthening 10 years of US aid to the war-torn nation after NATO combat troops leave in 2014.