Obama gets Afghanistan, Pakistan update

June 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- President Obama and his national security team discussed progress in implementing the U.S. strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, the White House said.

The discussions took into consideration how the death of Osama bin Laden would affect U.S. policy for the region, the readout said.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates briefed Obama on his recent trip to Afghanistan. Gates is in the midst of a visit to troops stationed in Afghanistan, the White House said.

The group also discussed the U.S. strategic partnership with Afghanistan and the progress being made in training work with the Afghan national security forces, and Obama's videoconference with President Hamid Karzai Wednesday.

The president also received an update on U.S. efforts to ensure effective cooperation with Pakistan against al-Qaida and other extremist groups.

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