On Monday, Barack Obama, the US President, told lawmakers that no current changes were needed to his Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy, as US forces intensify operations against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Obama wrote: “We are continuing to implement the policy as described in December and do not believe further adjustments are required at this time”.
“As the Congress continues its deliberations on the way ahead in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I want to continue to underscore our nation’s interests in the successful implementation of this policy.”
Obama is expected to launch a fresh review of strategy on Afghanistan by the end of the year, but again, no major adjustments are expected.
Obama released his report amidst fresh evidence of an increase of US activity in the region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.