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Excerpts From President's Speech

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Excerpts From President's Speech

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Excerpts From President's Speech

Excerpts From President's Speech

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A recap of President Obama's speech in which he said that the 30,000 additional troops for Afghanistan will deploy in the first part of 2010. He said he had asked U.S. allies in Afghanistan to back the effort with more troops, warning that global security was at stake. The president said the additional troops will allow the U.S. and its allies to begin withdrawing troops in July 2011.