October 1, 2009 / 12:14 AM / in 8 years

Obama to take weeks to study Afghanistan strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

“That is why he held this meeting today and will take the next several weeks to review our strategy.”

Reporting by Jeff Mason, editing by Chris Wilson

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