Monday, March 16, 2009

US president remains committed to strong military

US president remains committed to strong military

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President Barack Obama has told an audience at the US National Defense University in Washington that the United States will continue to have the strongest military in the world.

The president said the nation would continue to maintain its military dominance by doing whatever was needed to sustain a technological advantage.

He said while a strong military is a government priority, the US would continue to improve its ability to deliver civilian aid and advice abroad in order to prevent wars.

President Obama also said the US military should be prepared for unconventional insurgents like the ones American troops are fighting currently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He said: "We must understand different languages and different cultures. We must study determined adversaries and developing tactics.

He pointed out that US troops overseas face a complex mission, by having to fight insurgents and win the support of civilians at the same time.

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