"The U.S. president last month concluded a review of the first year of his strategy to boost troops in Afghanistan and increase aid to Pakistan. One finding of the confidential report was that Pakistan had failed to crack down on terrorist havens in North Waziristan, hampering U.S. efforts to end the Afghan war, U.S. officials have said."
Obama also addressed the situation in Afghanistan Tuesday and reaffirmed that American troops will start coming home this July. He said the U.S. will partner with 50 different countries in the future to help transition to Afghanistan taking more of a lead. He did exert some pressure on the country's leadership, though, saying, "The Afghan government will need to deliver better governance."
In a letter to troops released the day of the speech, Gen.David Petraeus said the situation in Afghanistan will require the U.S. to increase its support of Afghan officials following the Afghan president's strategy to root out corruption and "the criminal patronage network that undermine the development of effective Afghan institutions."
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