Obama: No quick decision on troops sending to Afghanistan

2009-09-17 08:54 BJT

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The fate of soldiers is never their own. They face dangerous tasks, while longing to be reunited with their loved ones.

Now the fate of more US troops is up in the air, as US president Barack Obama says no quick decision will be made on whether to send more troops into the country.

Meeting with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama says he will not send more soldiers to Afghanistan recklessly.

Barack Obama, US president, said, "I'm absolutely clear about is you have to get the strategy right and then make the determinations about resources. You don't make determinations about resources, and certainly you don't make determinations about sending young men and women into battle, without having absolute clarity about what the strategy's going to be."

For his part, Harper shares the intention of the Obama administration.

Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, said, "Obviously, though, we are concerned about the strength of the insurgency. We, as I say, welcome the renewed American effort and effort of some NATO countries."