The Strategic Framework for U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan

Johnson Jr., Charles Michael
June 2010
GAO Reports;6/15/2010, p1
Government Document
The June 15, 2010 report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on its strategic framework for U.S. efforts in Afghanistan is presented. It focuses on the goal of the U.S. to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It highlights the reaffirmation of the U.S. strategic goal by U.S. President Barack Obama and the underscoring of the importance of the country's efforts to secure and stabilize Afghanistan and to help ensure the safety of the American people.


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