Officials: Obama's Afghanistan Goals Due Soon

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration expects to announce new objectives for the flagging war in Afghanistan as soon as next week.

Defense officials say an internal White House review of the war in Afghanistan is nearly done. In broad terms, it lays out objectives over three to five years, although that doesn't necessarily mean the U.S. military could leave in that time.

The White House objectives are expected to roughly parallel 15 goals contained in a classified report to the White House from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Chief among them: Get rid of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan.

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