Obama says managing Afghanistan exit is a priority

PRETORIA Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:13am EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question at a joint news conference with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (not pictured) at the Union Building in Pretoria June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question at a joint news conference with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (not pictured) at the Union Building in Pretoria June 29, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron

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PRETORIA (Reuters) - The United States' foremost foreign policy concern was managing the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday.

There are 62,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Obama told a news conference in South Africa that "properly managing" their exit was a priority.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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Comments (5)
unionwv wrote:
The name “Obama” and the words “properly managing” Don’t go together.

Jun 29, 2013 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
logicus wrote:
Obama doesn’t want Karzai’s regime to collapse until after Obama is out of office.

Jun 29, 2013 9:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JRTerrance wrote:
A priority second only to his $100 million vacation.

Jun 29, 2013 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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