Obama on 10-year mark of Afghan war: America safer
WASHINGTON (AP) - October 7, 2011 (WPVI) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is safer thanks to the sacrifice of troops, diplomats and intelligence analysts during the now decade-long war in Afghanistan.
Obama noted the 10-year anniversary of the war's start in a quiet style, offering a written statement and holding no public events to mark the moment.
The White House says Obama has already led a national reflection on a decade of war - on the recent anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that led to the invasion of Afghanistan.
Obama saluted the more than 1,700 U.S. troops who have died in the war, along with the coalition and Afghan forces killed.
He said that because of the effort, "our citizens are safer and our nation is more secure."
afghanistan, united states, national security, president barack obama, national/world
- Search for missing college student from Collegeville 2 min ago
- Stray Shower, Patchy Fog Tonight 7 min ago
- WATCH: Action News Online
- WATCH ABC is available in Philadelphia!
- Tornadoes level homes in Oklahoma, hit other states 28 min ago
- 2 alarm apartment fire in Washington Township
- Tracking down criminals with family DNA testing 23 min ago
- 15 motorcyclists arrested in NJ Turnpike chase
- Bear spotted in Bensalem, Bucks County
- Teen killed over iPad, 2 suspects arrested
- 2 FBI agents killed in training accident in Virginia
- 1 winning Powerball ticket sold in Florida
- Sketches released of Del. attempted abduction suspect
- OTRC: Billboard Music Awards 2013 winners list 42 min ago
- Search for missing college student from...
2 min ago
- Tornadoes level homes in Oklahoma, hit...
28 min ago
- Tracking down criminals with family DNA...
23 min ago
- Stray Shower, Patchy Fog Tonight
7 min ago
More 6abc.com resources
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos